The Future of Criminal Justice

In observance of its twenty-fifth anniversary in October, 2011, The Sentencing Project, a Public Welfare Foundation grantee, asked 25 experts to offer their thoughts on improvements to the criminal justice system that could materialize by 2036. The essays reflect The Sentencing Project’s mission to make the U.S. criminal justice system fairer and more effective by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing racial disparities, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.   

Seema Gajwani, the Foundation’s Program Officer for Criminal Justice, was among the experts asked to contribute. Her views, along with those of the other 24 experts, have been collected in a publication called, “To Build a Better Criminal Justice System,” released this week.


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