Working toward a world where all justice is community justice
We help practitioners, policymakers, and communities reimagine a justice system that works for all.Our Approach
Reimagining justice solutions
Reducing the justice system’s use of incarceration requires innovative, creative, and effective solutions.
Advancing system change
Helping justice systems become more effective and equitable necessitates broad, transformative, systemic change.
Addressing unique needs
We strive to make justice systems more humane and to respond to the distinct needs of unique populations.
Strengthening community well-being
We work with our partners to promote successful outcomes for people who are justice-involved and for their communities.
“We partnered with CEPP to reform our criminal justice system. In my 45 years in the legal system, locally and nationally, I am unaware of any other agency that has done as much as CEPP to improve what justice looks like in America.”
— Jeffrey Kremers, Chief Judge (ret.), Milwaukee County, WI
“CEPP partnered with us to redesign our pretrial program. They provided invaluable support as issues arose and did so with professionalism and an understanding of our unique challenges. I don't see how we could have successfully redesigned our pretrial program without CEPP.”
— Hector Gonzalez, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, Tuolumne County
“CEPP has provided excellent information, training, and support to the Kentucky Parole Board. Our partnership has aided our Board in developing evidence-based policies and strategies. CEPP has been a very important resource for our Board as we work to maintain high standards for parole decision-making.”
— Lelia (Lee) A. VanHoose, Chair, Kentucky Parole Board
“We at the Burns Institute are proud to partner with CEPP to build a racial equity agenda that centers community in the process.”