Jan 11, 2019
An innovative approach to defending poor clients prevented more than 1 million days of incarceration over 10 years, without reducing public safety.
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.
Our work addresses key policy questions in criminal and civil justice systems
In addition to ICJ, Justice Policy research is done across three centers and multiple research streams. Funding comes from public, private, and philanthropic sectors.
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.