While advocates have long been working on crucial reforms to the criminal justice system in the United States, the last few years have seen a powerful surge of interest in criminal justice reform from actors across the philanthropic and political spectrum. Among the human rights community, there is broad recognition that human rights laws and principles have not been fully integrated in the criminal justice system, contributing to the often appalling lack of accountability, dignity, justice, and equality in the system today.

This report provides an overview of philanthropic opportunities in criminal justice reform, taking special note of human rights-based approaches. It is not an exhaustive review and is meant to serve as a living document, which will occasionally be updated to reflect the current state of the field.


Criminal Justice Reform Report