CJPC is a small nonprofit funded by the generosity of its supporters. Donating to CJPC means supporting a multi-pronged strategy to reform criminal justice policy in the Commonwealth.
We are committed to long-term projects in the development of our subcommittees, as well as reacting to the needs of the moment. Additionally, we organize events to convene community members who care about our criminal justice system, while rallying for hot button issues.
None of this is possible without the support of our donors. If you believe in what we do, we ask that you donate whatever you can to help our collective cause. Whether it is a one-time donation, or a recurring gift, all support is welcomed and appreciated.
The Criminal Justice Policy Coalition (CJPC) was created in 1996 in order to bring together those individuals and organizations concerned about the individual and societal repercussions of the increasingly retributive nature of criminal justice policy in Massachusetts. In 2002 the CJPC was incorporated and received its 501c3 status from the IRS. The CJPC is run by an all volunteer board of directors and a part-time executive director.
The group aims to build support for rational, effective, and restorative criminal justice policies in Massachusetts by expanding the public discourse on criminal justice, promoting dialogue and co-operation among diverse stakeholders, and empowering groups and individuals committed to reversing our over-reliance on incarceration and punishment.