Public Safety Performance Project

Public Safety Performance Project


Project Partners

Pew's Public Safety Performance Project collaborates with expert partners who provide state policy makers with nonpartisan technical assistance, information about reform opportunities presented through research and convenings and outreach to critical constituency groups. Their work helps advance the project's goals of protecting public safety, holding offenders accountable, and controlling corrections costs.
  • The Center on Media, Crime and Justice

    The Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ) was founded in 2006 by the City University of New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  In collaboration with the project, CMCJ has conducted seminars in four states: Nevada, Wisconsin, Illinois and Florida.  The state-based seminars have sought to elevate the quality of media coverage about sentencing and corrections issues in each state by bringing together state legislators, academics, corrections professionals and other experts to engage in a dialogue with journalists.  Planning is underway for additional seminars in new states in the year ahead.

  • The Council of State Governments

    The Council of State Governments (CSG) is a national nonprofit membership organization that serves policymakers at the local, state and federal levels from all branches of government. CSG's Justice Center provides practical, nonpartisan advice and consensus-driven strategies, informed by available evidence, to increase public safety and strengthen communities.  In collaboration with Pew, the Justice Center has achieved meaningful reforms, cost savings and reinvestments in ten states to date.

  • The Crime and Justice Institute at CRJ

    The Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) at CRJ provides nonpartisan consulting, policy analysis and research services to improve public safety throughout the country. CJI's primary goal is to make justice systems more efficient and cost-effective to promote accountability for achieving better outcomes. With a reputation built over many decades for innovative thinking, unbiased issue analysis, and effective policy advocacy, CJI's strength lies in our ability to bridge the gap between research, policy and practice in public institutions and communities, and provide evidence-based, results-driven recommendations. As partner to the project, CJI is providing intensive assistance toward meaningful reforms in multiple states.

  • Justice Fellowship

    Justice Fellowship is the criminal justice reform arm of Prison Fellowship Ministries, an organization which works with government officials to find practical ways to apply restorative justice to help victims.  As a partner, the fellowship works to build support within conservative and religious groups by helping create national visibility and awareness of the need for states to protect public safety, hold offenders accountable and control corrections costs.

  • The National Center for State Courts

    The National Center for State Courts seeks to improve the administration of justice in state courts through original research, technical assistance, publications and national educational programs.

  • The National Conference of State Legislatures

    The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states and its territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policy makers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.

  • The National Governors Association

    The National Governors Association is the collective voice of the nation's governors, providing them and their staff with services for developing and implementing innovative solutions to public policy challenges.

  • Anne Seymour

    Anne Seymour is a cofounder and senior advisor of the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Justice Solutions. As a policy advisor to the project, she builds support for sentencing and corrections reforms within the victim services and victims advocacy communities. She helps to create national awareness of the need for sentencing and corrections reforms; advances state-level policy reforms consistent with the project's efforts; and educates crime victims, victim advocates and victim services organizations about the importance of reform, especially in preventing new victimization.

  • The Texas Public Policy Foundation

    The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a nonpartisan research institute based in Austin.  Founded in 2005, the Foundation's Center for Effective Justice focuses on strengthening community corrections, restoring crime victims and communities affected by crime, and limiting the scope of criminal law.  The center has provided a series of educational seminars and other communications efforts for members of the State Policy Network, the capacity-building service organization for state-based, market-oriented think tanks.  This outreach has been critical to the project in building support for sentencing and corrections reform among nontraditional allies both nationally and in specific states.  The center also coordinates the Right on Crime campaign, an alliance of conservative leaders seeking more effective and efficient justice policies.

  • The Vera Institute of Justice

    The Vera Institute of Justice helps leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.  Vera's Center on Sentencing and Corrections provides nonpartisan support to government officials and criminal justice professionals charged with addressing their jurisdiction's sentencing and corrections policy. To date, in collaboration with Pew, the center has achieved meaningful reforms in five states.