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Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, established in 1963, is an international association promoting professional and scholarly activities in criminal justice. It advances education, research, and policy analysis in the field for educators and practitioners.

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is dedicated to advancing palliative care by preventing and relieving patient and family suffering. It promotes excellence through education, clinical standards, research, professional development, and public policy advocacy.

American Friends Service Committee
The American Friends Service Committee carries out service, development, social justice, and peace programs throughout the world. Founded by Quakers in 1917 to provide conscientious objectors with an opportunity to aid civilian war victims, AFSC's work attracts the support and partnership of people of many races, religions, and cultures.


American Probation and Parole Association
The American Probation and Parole Association is at the vanguard in exploring issues relevant to the field of community-based corrections. The American Probation and Parole Association provides training and technical assistance, clearinghouse services and advocacy.

American Society of Criminology

The American Society of Criminology is an international organization dedicated to the scholarly, scientific, and professional study of crime and delinquency. It promotes the exchange of research, teaching, and practice in a multidisciplinary setting, fostering criminological scholarship and knowledge dissemination.

Assisting Families of Inmates

Assisting Families of Inmates, Inc. aims to help families maintain and strengthen relationships with relatives incarcerated in Virginia's state correctional centers. Through direct informational and support services, they assist families in coping with incarceration and preparing for release and reunification.

Bereavement Academy

The Bereavement Academy, part of the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in Buffalo, NY, provides education and training on palliative care, bereavement, serious illness, grief, and thanatology for healthcare professionals, counselors, and the public.

Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice

The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) is a nonprofit aiming to reduce society’s reliance on incarceration. CJCJ offers direct services, technical assistance, and policy analysis to promote a balanced, humane criminal justice system and enhance long-term public safety.

Citizens Against Recidivism, Inc.

Founded in 1992, Citizens Against Recidivism, Inc. initially served families of the incarcerated. Incorporated in 1996, it provides supportive counseling for families, cultural programs in New York State prisons, and delinquency intervention for youth.

The Crime Report

TCR, published by the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College, is the nation's sole comprehensive news service on criminal justice issues. Staffed by journalists in NY, DC, and LA, it provides daily coverage of U.S. and international justice challenges.

Critical Resistance

Critical Resistance aims to dismantle the Prison Industrial Complex, arguing that basic needs like food, shelter, and freedom ensure true safety. They join global efforts against inequality and powerlessness to build secure, equitable communities.

Detention Watch Network
The Detention Watch Network works through the collective strength and diversity of its members to expose and challenge the injustices of the U.S. immigration detention and deportation system and advocate for profound change that promotes the rights and dignity of all persons.

End of Life Care Behind Bars

A new website on end-of-life care in prisons has launched as an advocacy, teaching, and research tool. Barry R. Ashpole, a seasoned advocate, uses his extensive hospice and palliative care experience to focus on vulnerable populations, especially the incarcerated.

Families Against Mandatory Minimums

FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) is a nonprofit advocating for fair and effective sentencing laws to ensure public safety. We envision individualized, humane sentencing that imposes fair punishment. Our supporters include taxpayers, families, prisoners, law enforcement, attorneys, judges, and concerned citizens.

Fortune Society

Founded in 1967, The Fortune Society supports prison reentry and promotes alternatives to incarceration, aiming to help formerly incarcerated individuals become positive societal members and strengthen communities.

Hospice Foundation of America
Hospice Foundation of America provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care with the goal of enhancing the American health care system and the role of hospice within it.

Humane Prison Hospice Project

The Humane team believes compassionate end-of-life care is a basic human right for everyone, including the most troubled. We strive for dignity and respect for all incarcerated individuals nearing death, benefiting not only the dying but also their peers and prison staff.


Iowa Department of Corrections

The Iowa Department of Corrections enhances correctional practices by improving operational, program, and staff efficiency. Their Strategic Plan focuses on better offender management to reduce criminal victimization and ensure a safer Iowa.


JFA Institute

JFA Institute partners with governments and foundations to evaluate criminal justice practices and design research-based policies. With 30+ years of experience, they help jurisdictions implement more effective justice policies.

Justice Policy Institute

The Justice Policy Institute, a national nonprofit, promotes justice reform by identifying effective policies and providing research, training, and technical assistance to advocates, policymakers, and media.

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

LSPC advocates for the release of incarcerated individuals, restoration of civil rights, and reunification of families. They raise awareness of structural racism in the justice system and promote racial and gender justice.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

This nonprofit represents U.S. hospice and palliative care programs. It aims to improve end-of-life care and expand access to hospice services, enhancing the quality of life for dying individuals and their loved ones.

Open Society Foundations

Open Society Foundations promote democratic governance, human rights, and reform through policy shaping and local initiatives. They support rule of law, education, public health, and independent media while building global alliances.

Osborne Association

Osborne Association provides transformative programs for those in conflict with the law, promoting crime reduction and rehabilitation through education, advocacy, and alternatives to incarceration that respect human dignity.


Prison Activist Resource Center (PARC)

PARC, a prison abolitionist group, challenges institutional racism, sexism, ableism, and classism. They build community safety strategies without relying on the prison system and provide resources to prisoners and activists.

Prison Fellowship

Prison Fellowship works to restore America’s criminal justice system and those it affects. We help men and women replace the cycle of brokenness that landed them in prison. We advocate for justice reform and activate grassroots networks to do the same. 


Prison Legal News

Prison Legal News is a monthly publication covering prisoner rights and prison issues. It offers articles, books, and resources, focusing on U.S. and international legal developments related to incarceration.

Prison Memory Project

This initiative highlights prison history as a guide for the future, with a pilot project in Hudson, NY. It launched a website and blog to share its work and engage the community.

Prison Policy Initiative

The non-profit, non-partisan Prison Policy Initiative produces cutting edge research to expose the broader harm of mass criminalization, and then sparks advocacy campaigns to create a more just society.

Prison Radio

Prison Radio challenges mass incarceration and racism by broadcasting prisoners' voices. Their educational materials spark public activism and highlight the human worth of those under correctional control in the U.S.

Release Aging People in Prison

RAPP, led by formerly incarcerated individuals, advocates to end policies that increase elderly prison populations. They promote parole, compassionate release, clemency, and oppose life imprisonment.

Real Cost of Prisons Project

This project unites activists, artists, researchers, and impacted individuals to create educational resources that explore the costs of incarceration on people, families, and communities, aiming to end mass incarceration.

Sentencing Project

The Sentencing Project promotes humane alternatives to incarceration and provides criminal justice policy analysis. Their reports and publications are key resources for the public, policymakers, and media.

Solitary Watch

Solitary Watch exposes the use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. Collaborating with journalists and law students, it offers comprehensive information on this practice to the public and various stakeholders.

Urban Institute
In the mid-1960s, President Johnson saw the need for independent nonpartisan analysis of the problems facing America's cities and their residents. The President created a blue-ribbon commission of civic leaders who recommended chartering a center to do that work. In 1968, the Urban Institute became that center.

Visiting Room Project

The Visiting Room Project is a digital experience that invites the public to sit face-to-face with people serving life without the possibility of parole to hear them tell their stories, in their own words.

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