JSP is a non-profit, multidisciplinary team committed to assisting criminal and juvenile legal systems and community partners with transforming their systems. We help our partners reimagine their work by combining rigorous research, technical assistance, and knowledge of evidence-informed strategies. We infuse creativity, innovation, and passion into our work, taking an integrated approach to system transformation to help our partners operationalize meaningful change.
Our purpose is to transform criminal legal systems and the lives and communities those systems impact, changing justice systems to be more equitable, effective, and humane.
Guided by our core values, we support system stakeholders in being courageous as they challenge the status quo. Among these values are the belief in the power of change; the importance of honest partnerships; and the need to advance equity across all the work we do. Explore all of JSP’s core values.
Our work is grounded in the communities we serve, as we believe the solutions to improving the safety and wellbeing of communities lie within the communities themselves. To that end, we center the voices of those who are impacted by the system in the work we do.
Where We Partner
While four pillars ground the topical areas of our work, each pillar’s goal is to strengthen communities through collaboration with local, multi-stakeholder work groups which include diverse perspectives and systematically include people impacted by the legal system. Our collaborations boldly identify inequities and co-create systemic change. Importantly, we believe the key to sustainable system change to reduce inequities and increase community wellbeing lies within each community and comes from community members themselves.
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