Justice Policy

How do we create a justice system that is fairer, more efficient, and more effective?

With broad cross-disciplinary expertise, the RAND Justice Policy Program addresses public safety and the performance of the civil and criminal justice system for federal and state agencies, local police departments, and the private sector. Policy and research areas include policing, law enforcement, and corrections; crime, gangs, and violence prevention; drug abuse and drug policy; administration of justice, law, courts, and governance; and occupational and transportation safety.

  • Policing, Law Enforcement, and Corrections
  • Violence and Victimization
  • Substance Abuse and Drug Policy
  • Administration of Justice, Law, Courts, and Governance
  • Injury and Disaster Compensation

We have over 35 years of experience in justice policy research

RAND Institute for Civil Justice

Established in 1979, the Institute for Civil Justice (ICJ) is the original justice policy center at RAND. ICJ is dedicated to making the civil justice system more efficient and equitable through objective, analytic research.

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Research Centers and Portfolios

In addition to ICJ, Justice Policy research is done across four centers and multiple research streams. Funding come from public, private, and philanthropic sectors.

Making an Impact

We are committed to not just being a leader in justice research, but in ensuring that our work has a positive impact on the world.

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