Center staff provided expertise and support to Justice Fellowship designed to advance JF’s goal of changing the national narrative on criminal justice. The project resulted in three research reports on issues related to criminal justice practices. The goal of each report was to influence ideas, beliefs and political leadership on criminal justice issues and to shift from an emphasis on incarceration to approaches that demonstrate a positive impact while maintaining public safety, showing respect to crime victims, and rehabilitating offenders.
The long-term objective of the Research & Evaluation Center’s partnership with Justice Fellowship was to assist JF in strengthening its presence and impact on state and federal criminal justice advocacy. Each report addressed a key issue related to the goals of JF: victim compensation policy and practice, the harms caused by the lifetime punishment of ex-offenders, and criminal justice fees and fines that often result in perpetual debt for ex-offenders.
Doug Evans (Project Director), Jeffrey Butts (PI), Sheyla Delgado, Rhoda Ramdeen, Kathy Tomberg
$90,000. Justice Fellowship.