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Justice Policy Institute

Added Dec 9, 2008

1012 14th Street, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005

Phone (202) 558-7974

The Justice Policy Institute is a Washington, DC-based organization working to promote sensible policy reforms in adult and juvenile justice systems through public education and communications efforts targeted at policymakers, the media, and the public. Its central mission is to reduce society’s reliance on incarceration as a solution to social problems. Lawmakers, media, advocates, systems reformers and the general public rely on JPI’s timely analysis. JPI was named one of the 25 most quoted progressive non-profits in the country by FAIR magazine.

Areas of expertise


Partners and clients

JPI provides technical assistance in communications and media to county and state juvenile administrators and system staff, youth services providers, county and city governments, youth advocates, community organizations, and at-risk youth and their families. It works both with those new to communications and those more seasoned in strategic media work.

Strategies and services

JPI’s services include:

  • Strategic communications counseling and planning to achieve core project goals.
  • Training and building organizational capacity to communicate effectively with the media on juvenile justice.
  • Helping organizations think through and develop effective messages on issues.
  • Counseling and coaching on the best approaches for working with the media.
  • Helping with the development of press lists, press releases, fact sheets, and other materials needed for effective media work.
  • “Rapid response” coaching for dealing with unplanned developments that can jeopardize reform efforts or provide unexpected opportunities.

Reform areas: Community-based alternatives/diversion

Tags: Communications

Created Dec 09, 2008


Supported by

Models for Change was a juvenile justice systems reform initiative supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, website operated by Justice Policy Institute.