About Common Justice
Common Justice develops and advances solutions to violence that transform the lives of those harmed and foster racial equity without relying on incarceration.
In New York City, we operate the first alternative-to-incarceration and victim-service program in the United States that focuses on violent felonies in the adult courts. Locally and nationally, we leverage the lessons from our direct service to transform the justice system through partnerships, advocacy, and elevating the experience and power of those most impacted.
Rigorous and hopeful, we build practical strategies to hold people accountable for harm, break cycles of violence, and secure safety, healing, and justice for survivors and their communities.
Our Guiding Principles
COVID-19 Release Efforts Must Include People Who Commit Violence
COVID-19 doesn’t distinguish by charge. This memo provides guidance for engaging strategic audiences in conversations about how to address violence and those who have been accused of or convicted of violence in the U.S, in the midst of the COVID-19Read More
It’s time to end housing discrimination against people with conviction records. Take Action.
The campaign is a coalition of advocates, legal services, human service providers, and people who have experienced housing discrimination.Read More