The Smart Justice Project promotes a fair, efficient and safe public justice system and advocates for proven and effective alternatives to incarceration.

Local and state governments across the nation are facing budget cuts and are reducing critical services that are needed to support a healthy community. We advocate for a reinvestment of pubic funds into a comprehensive approach to criminal justice that includes alternatives to jail such as mental health treatment, veterans’ court, drug and alcohol services and pre-trial diversion.

Funding and successfully implementing these services reduces the need for costly jail space. The result is a more efficient government and safer communities at a lower cost.