The Criminal Justice Policy Coalition (CJPC) was created in 1996 in order to bring together those individuals and organizations concerned about the individual and societal repercussions of the increasingly retributive nature of criminal justice policy in Massachusetts. In 2002 the CJPC was incorporated and received its 501c3 status from the IRS. The CJPC is run by a ten-person board of directors. All work is done by the volunteer board and interns.
The group aims to build support for rational, effective, and restorative criminal justice policies in Massachusetts by expanding the public discourse on criminal justice, promoting dialogue and co-operation among diverse stakeholders, and empowering groups and individuals committed to reversing our over-reliance on incarceration and punishment.
SOPRI is one initiative of CJPC focused on public education around sex offender issues, legislative reform of sexual offense laws and support for former offenders focused on successful reintegration and public safety. Those who have committed a sexual offence face numerous obstacles to successful reentry, many of which are unique to them. Thus, they require special consideration and targeted support. SOPRI has developed a concrete support network, reference list, and web of volunteers to tackle this issue.
Please enter SOPRI in the “In Memory” section
Please make check payable to:
Criminal Justice Policy Coalition
[On the Memo line write: SOPRI]
PO Box 57
Prides Crossing, MA 01965