The Justice Policy Network (JPN) is a community for emerging and established leaders in criminal justice to advance the creation and implementation of transformative justice policies and practices. The network recruits and trains a diverse group of individuals interested in pursuing and/or advancing a career in the government sector specializing in smart justice reform.
Smart justice looks at the root cause of crime and the need to develop comprehensive outcomes instead of looking at the individual acts of crime. It seeks to treat an offense as a relational and educational opportunity for victims, offenders and all other members of the affected community.
Since 2015, we have been at the forefront of bringing together emerging social justice leaders to discuss how we advance progressive changes to the criminal justice system rooted in the experiences and needs of communities most impacted by the system. Between our Southern California and D.C./Baltimore cohorts, we have trained approximately 60 leaders committed to transforming our justice system.