External Organizations

The following is a list of links to other sites on race and justice issues:

Research and Advocacy Organizations

Applied Research Center
The Applied Research Center is a public policy, educational and research institute whose work emphasizes issues of race and social change.

The Brookings Institution
The Brookings Institution is an independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to research, analysis, education, and publication focused on public policy issues in the areas of economics, foreign policy, and governance.

Center for Law and Social Policy
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), a national, nonprofit organization founded in 1968, conducts research and policy analysis and provides technical assistance and advocacy on issues related to economic security for low-income families with children.

Center for Third World Organizing
Center for Third World Organizing is a national multiracial center that works with community organizations and grassroots leaders to build a social justice movement led by people of color.

Institute on Race & Poverty, University of Minnesota
IRP’s website contains information about issues confronting communities facing the combined challenges of race and poverty. The IRP’s goals are to create scholarship, commentary, and dialogue to increase the understanding and support of those unfairly constrained by race and poverty.

Poverty & Race Research Action Council
PRRAC is a non-partisan, national, not-for-profit organization convened by major civil rights, civil liberties and anti-poverty groups whose purpose is to link social science research to advocacy work in order to successfully address problems at the intersection of race and poverty.

Racial Profiling Data Collection Resource Center
The Institute on Race and Justice at Northeastern University utilizes strategic social science research methodologies to assist government agencies, educational institutions, and members of the community in the development of policy changes that advanced the cause of social justice.

Urban Institute
The Urban Institute, a nonprofit economic and social policy research organization, works to measure effects, compare options, demonstrate which stakeholders get the most and least, test conventional wisdom, reveal trends, and make costs, benefits, and risks of social and economic policies explicit.

Vera Institute of Justice
The Vera Institute of Justice works closely with leaders in government and civil society to improve the services people rely on for safety and justice. Vera develops innovative, affordable programs that often grow into self-sustaining organizations, studies social problems and current responses, and provides practical advice and assistance to government officials in New York and around the world.

Government Links

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
The mission of the COPS Office is to advance community policing in jurisdictions of all sizes across the country.

U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance
The mission of BJA is to provide leadership and assistance in support of local criminal justice strategies to achieve safe communities. BJA’s overall goals are to (1) reduce and prevent crime, violence, and drug abuse and (2) improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.

U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics
BJS’s mission is to collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. The site contains a wide variety of data sets, including data that can be used for analysis and Key Crime & Justice Facts at a Glance.

U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is the research, development, and evaluation arm of the Department of Justice, whose mission is to advance scientific research, development, and evaluation to enhance the administration of justice and public safety.