Our Work

The Vera Institute of Justice uses its unique approach to work with government officials on the following range of criminal and social justice topics.

Our Commitments
Securing Equal Justice

Securing Equal Justice

The changing face of America challenges us to deepen our commitment to delivering on the promise of equal treatment and make our justice systems fair, accessible to all, and worthy of people’s trust.
Action Areas
Ending Mass Incarceration

Ending Mass Incarceration

With criminal justice reform a national priority, now is an unprecedented opportunity to undo its failed apparatus and instill practices that help build safe communities, are responsive to people, and affirm human dignity.
Action Areas
Strengthening Families & Communities

Strengthening Families and Communities

We must scale back the reach of the criminal justice system and also fundamentally transform how the system operates, so that it actually engages families and communities and makes them stronger.
Action Areas