National Resources

Vera Institute of Justice 
Vera works in partnership with local, state, and national government officials to create change from within.
Mission Statement: 
We work with others who share our vision to tackle the most pressing injustices of our day—from the causes and consequences of mass incarceration, racial disparities, and the loss of public trust in law enforcement, to the unmet needs of the vulnerable, the marginalized, and those harmed by crime and violence.

The Marshal Project 
The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. We achieve this through award-winning journalism, partnerships with other news outlets and public forums. In all of our work we strive to educate and enlarge the audience of people who care about the state of criminal justice.

#cut50 is a national initiative to reduce the prison population while making our communities safer. Our campaigns are led by people who have been directly impacted by the justice system and want to create change.

Equal Justice Initiative
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

The Center for Justice & Peacebuilding
The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding is a program of Eastern Mennonite University, an institution grounded in Anabaptist theology, life, and values. CJP strives to practice and model holistic and values-based peacebuilding. CJP educates a global community of peacebuilders through the integration of practice, theory and research. Preparing, transforming and sustaining leaders to create a just and peaceful world.

Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice
The Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice, founded in autumn 2012, is a program of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University. The Zehr Institute advocates for restorative justice as a social movement, and is also a convener of spaces where knowledge about restorative justice practices and programs can be shared among practitioners and learners, by facilitating conversations and cultivating connections through activities such as conferences, webinars and both in-person and online courses.

National Association of Community and Restorative Justice
The mission of the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice is to provide a professional association for educators and practitioners and others interested in restorative and community justice. The primary means to fulfill this mission are the bi-annual National Conference on Restorative Justice and a membership accessible website.

Black Lives Matter
The Black Lives Matter Global Network is a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission is to build local power and to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.