This project was made possible by generous support from the Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation

The Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) operates as a division of Community Resources for Justice, Inc. located in Boston Massachusetts. It is a nonprofit agency that provides consulting, nonpartisan policy analysis, and research services to increase public safety in communities throughout the country. It works with a diverse group of practitioners and policymakers, including corrections officials, police, courts, and political and community leaders. CJI's primary goal is to make criminal and juvenile justice systems more efficient and cost effective and to promote accountability for achieving better results.

Some of CJI's funders, partners, and clients include: the National Institute of Corrections, Bureau of Justice Assistance, National Institute of Justice, Pew Charitable Trusts, The Boston Foundation, Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation, Dwyer & Collora Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Cornerstones 4 Kids, Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, Massachusetts Parole Board, Court Support Services Division of the Connecticut Judicial Branch, Roca Inc. and Abt Associates.

For more information on the Crime and Justice Institute please visit the website at

Community Resources for Justice (CRJ) is a 131 year old Massachusetts organization that provides direct care and supportive services to some of our most challenged citizens. CRJ's direct service programs range from residential homes for developmentally disabled adults to programs serving troubled youth and men and women returning home from incarceration. CRJ currently operates 29 residential and day programs and provides services to more then 2,000 people annually. CRJ's public partners include federal, state and county agencies throughout New England.

For more information on Community Resources for Justice please visit the website at