Justice Strategies is the research, training, public advocacy, and policy division of the Center for Community Alternatives. In the last three years the Justice Strategies team has drafted local legislation, testified before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, published a report on racial disparities in local criminal justice and trained hundreds of attorneys, community leaders, employment and youth counselors, young people, and educators on criminal and juvenile justice issues.
Justice Strategies provides practice tips for defense attorneys, research briefs , training manuals, and other publications to serve the needs of the field and the public at large. Click here to subscribe to the Justice Strategies Working Paper Series.
"The research and policy recommendations provided by the Center for Community Alternatives' Justice Strategies assisted me formulating policies and procedures for the Syracuse Police Department to help document and discourage racial profiling. These policies have placed our department in the forefront of New York State law enforcement in addressing racial profiling."
— Dennis Duval, Chief of Police, City of Syracuse