About the CSG Justice Center

We combine the power of a membership association, serving state officials in all three branches of government, with the expertise of a policy and research team focused on assisting others to attain measurable results.
We envision a society that upholds justice, offers second chances, and ensures safe and healthy communities.

Our Mission

The CSG Justice Center develops research-driven strategies to increase public safety and strengthen communities.

How We Work

We bring people together.

With our singular ability to reach federal, state, and local leaders from all three branches of government, we gather people from both sides of the aisle and across the country to foster collaboration.

We drive the criminal justice field forward with original research.

Our in-depth data analyses, coupled with extensive interviews of people on the front lines of the criminal justice system, inform improvements and spur national initiatives.


We build momentum for policy change.

We synthesize and contextualize data to help policymakers enact and implement major reforms that address criminal justice challenges, many of which intersect with other systems, such as health, education, and housing.

We provide expert assistance.

Our on-the-ground training and assistance helps state and local agencies and organizations translate the latest research into policy and practice.

Where We Work