Support our work to transform lives and strengthen communities

Help us make the justice system work better for individuals and communities.

Over the past 20 years, we have achieved strong, nationwide impact by:

  • Leading the charge to prioritize treatment over incarceration. We helped secure the passage of the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act, which has provided $235M to communities to connect people with behavioral health needs to treatment instead of incarceration. Our work has helped launch more than 600 diversion and treatment programs across the U.S.
  • Making reentry central to the mission of corrections agencies. We worked to pass the bipartisan Second Chance Act, which has generated significant funding for communities to expand reentry services. As a technical assistance provider, we’ve helped implement 1,000 reentry programs.
  • Pioneering a bipartisan, data-driven approach to justice reform. We led the charge to create the Justice Reinvestment Initiative in 2009. Our efforts yielded major justice reforms in 31 states and have significantly decreased crime and reduced recidivism.

Your donation will help us continue this important work. With your support, we can transform more lives and promote even more second chances.

Your contribution to the CSG Justice Center is tax deductible. If you have questions about giving, please contact Sandra Jamet at or 212-482-2320. If you wish to mail your donation to the CSG Justice Center, please mail a check with a brief note to the following address:

The Council of State Governments Justice Center
1776 Avenue of the States
Lexington, KY 40511