Our Priorities

1. Serve as the leading resource for crime and criminal justice experts and research. 

  • Gather relevant research on crime and criminal justice from experienced practitioners and trusted academics.
  • Connect reporters to relevant research and qualified experts, who are available to serve as sources in the news.

2. Inform policymakers and practitioners of relevant research for policies, programs and practices.

  • Ensure that Members of Congress and Congressional staff receive updates on the latest criminal justice research.
  • Provide access to credible experts available for Congressional testimony, briefings and technical assistance.

3. Advocate for sustained or improved levels of federal funding for neutral empirical research.

  • Ensure that criminal justice legislation preserves and strengthens the role of objective, independent research and program evaluation.
  • Support full funding for justice research and evaluation programs at the U.S. Department of Justice.

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