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
Fair Access to Victim Compensation Campaign
Please check out our latest video that highlights a substantial barrier faced by survivors of violence when trying to access victim compensation funding in New York State.
Survivors of Violence Need Expanded Paths to Healing
Surviving violence can upend a person’s life.Read More
How a Federal Fund For Crime Victims Discriminates Against Black and Brown Survivors.
How a Federal Fund For Crime Victims Discriminates Against Black and Brown Survivors.Read More
The Common Justice Podcast, Episode 1: Crimmigration
The Common Justice Podcast, Episode 1: CrimmigrationRead More