Our Promise


To deliver the highest standards of ethical, non-partisan and comprehensive research and resources to the justice research community.


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Federal Grant Funded

Our research is 100% supported by federal grants awarded subject to a rigorous external peer review selection process and conducted via cooperative agreement.

Code of Ethics

Guided by Ethics

Our research staff and members adhere to our code of ethics for delivering high-quality, objective research that does not advocate.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Subject to Review

Our research is subject to review by its Institutional Review Board (IRB) and certified by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP).

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Highly Qualified Staff

Our research staff is comprised of highly trained professionals; over 75% hold PhDs and over 90% have master’s degrees