Our event on Improving Prison Conditions was a grand success. You can see an archive video of the event at our Facebook Page.
The event launched a working group which will begin seeking solutions for many of the issues raised at the event. More information to follow.
Please join us for a panel discussion about improving conditions of confinement. Our panel of experts will talk about specific ways in which prison conditions are failing inmates, solutions to these problems, and how you can get involved.
For more information, click here.
Engaging marginalized citizens and giving them a sense of community can go a long way to increasing public safety. Click Here for an interesting story about Boston opening a day center for drug users.
Senator William Brownsberger posted this summary and opinion on the Senate's current criminal justice reform. It is worth reading and becoming familiar with how the Senate is approaching it. You can read it here (with links to the text and a summary of the bill).
Please join us for our Annual Meeting: The Future of Restorative Justice. It will be on November 9, 2017. For more information, please click here.
What: City of Cambridge Official PARK(ing) Day Celebration.
When: 8:00 A. M. to 6:00 P. M., Friday, September 15, 2017.
55 groups are transforming over 120 parking spots into something else for the day in our official City of Cambridge PARK(ing) Day celebration!
Come learn more about us and criminal justice reform. Our parking space will be located around 1791 Massachusetts Avenue. For more details, go to click here.
CJPC's Executive Director to Speak at the First Forum For Progressive Needham, The League of Women Voters of Needham, and the Needham Area Immigration Justice Task Force Present: The Needham Human Rights Speaker Series
First Forum: Criminal Justice Reform: Why Now?
September 10, 2017
Needham Public Library
1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02494
Franklin Baxley, Interim Director of the Criminal Justice Policy Coalition, is a returning citizen, former attorney and current advocate for criminal justice policy reform in Massachusetts.
Colleen Kirby, Legislative Specialist for Criminal Justice Reform & Courts, League of Women Voters of Massachusetts
Megan Sullivan, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development at Boston University’s College of General Studies, is an author, professor and advocate for children of incarcerated parents.
All series events are free and open to the public. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CJPC's Executive Director, Franklin Baxley, Speaks At The National Education Association's Annual Conference: Tracing the Origin of the School to Prison Pipeline From the 13th Amendment to Zero Tolerance Policies
Nearly 70 Massachusetts civil rights and social justice organizations issue call for criminal justice reform
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Rahsaan Hall, Director, Racial Justice Program, ACLU, 781.910.5215, email@example.com Naoka Carey, Exec. Director, Citizens for Juvenile Justice, 617.338.1050, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Friends of Justice,
It has been an extremely productive and inspiring year for CJPC. Though there is always more to do, we have accomplished much; and we have sowed the seeds for much more to come. In these turbulent times, our resolve to push for more humane and compassionate criminal justice policies is stronger than ever. We know these are priorities for you too...
Advocates worried reform bill won’t address sentencing issues (article courtesy of CommonWealth Magazine)
Chanting "JOBS NOT JAIL," advocates for criminal justice reform briefly disrupted the final meeting of a state criminal justice policy commission today, part of a growing chorus of voices expressing concern that state leaders are preparing to put forward legislation that won’t include major changes to sentencing laws...
The Criminal Justice Policy Coalition Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Renewed Commitment to Reform the Sentence of Life Without Parole
Boston, MA, April 24, 2016 - The Criminal Justice Policy Coalition (CJPC) will mark its 20th anniversary on Tuesday, April 26 with an evening highlighting its campaign to eliminate life without parole sentences in Massachusetts, instead arguing for a maximum sentence that mandates parole review after 25 years of incarceration. This policy proposal is outlined in this recently released report. The event – from 6:15 to 8:00 pm – is free and open to the public and will be held at Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, Massachusetts in Room 200 of the Student Center.
As part of the Coalition for Public Safety (CEPS), we’ve partnered with The Prisoner Hunger Strike Coalition (PHSS) to bring awareness to and, ultimately, end solitary confinement in Massachusetts prisons.
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.