About Us


Who We Are

A project of Tides Advocacy, we are lawyers, researchers, journalists, campaigners, and communications experts who believe that reforming the justice system and building healthier and safer communities requires reshaping the political, media and cultural climate.


Our Mission

The Justice Collaborative provides communities with the information they need to understand the policies, practices, and people responsible for mass incarceration — and the inspiration and tools to end it.


Our Vision

We are working to create a criminal justice system that is dramatically smaller, and one that monitors and incarcerates as few people as possible for as little time as possible.

The justice system we are fighting for is tightly coupled to physical safety, recognizes that every person has inherent worth and potential for change, treats each person with dignity and respect, and does not absorb limited resources that should be used for other services and programs better suited for creating healthier and safer communities.