JusticePoint is an organization dedicated to the promotion of evidence-informed criminal justice programs, practices, and policies. The commitment to evidence-informed practices is firmly rooted in the belief that criminal justice outcomes can be improved through the use of collaboration, engagement, and the scientific method. The impact of these improved outcomes is not limited to criminal justice stakeholders, practitioners, defendants, and victims but has a direct impact in the quality of life for all in the community. Reduction in key criminal justice outcomes such as recidivism, has a cumulative effect by stunting or limiting the cycle of criminal activity, by eliminating criminal role modeling and the cycle of victimization.
By embracing evidence-based practices, JusticePoint acknowledges that programs must be designed and implemented differently in each community as each community needs, population and political situations are unique. As described in A Framework for Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems, an Evidence Based Framework, in itself, does not propose answers to all potential questions but provides for a collaborative process for making well informed decisions (CEPP, 2010). JusticePoint is firmly committed to being an engaged, educated, and willing partner in moving the criminal justice system towards achieving better outcomes for the community at large.