Help us bring real and lasting change to North Carolina’s criminal justice system.

Protect North Carolina’s Constitution

On Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2018, those who care about criminal justice reform should vote AGAINST the six proposed amendments to the North Carolina constitution. Visit our resource site at to learn more.

Organize an Advocacy Training

CJPC staff will teach your group about how local elected officials can help make the justice system more fair, humane, and accountable. District attorneys, sheriffs, judges, and other officials can choose to improve or worsen the problems with our criminal justice system – including mass incarceration, racism and bias, use of the death penalty, and police accountability. Our goal is for all attendees to learn how to be informed voters and effective advocates for local criminal justice reform, and offer our training free of charge.

Save the Date: Poetic Justice 2019

On July 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm in the Durham Friends Meeting located at 404 Alexander Avenue in Durham, the Carolina Justice Policy Center will host their Second Annual Poetic Justice storytelling event. In this powerful event, criminal justice advocates will collaborate with local spoken word artists to share personal experiences about how North Carolina’s criminal justice system has affected their lives. We invite you to help offset the cost of this event, and support our ongoing work by becoming at event sponsor. You can view our 2018 Poetic Justice event on our YouTube playlist

Support Our Work

Join us in standing with justice-involved people across North Carolina. Help us build a better justice system for them, and for all of North Carolina, with your gift today.

Our Priorities

Mass Incarceration

Police Accountability

Youth & Children

Changing the Narrative

The Latest from CJPC

Kicked Out for Showing Up for Justice

by Dawn Blagrove, Executive Director I was 18 years old the first time I can recall seeing a law enforcement officer stand trial for using the power of a badge to terrorize a Black person. The video of Rodney King’s dehumanizing and brutal beating happened on my 17th...

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CJPC Executive Director Dawn Blagrove Receives 2019 Emerald Award

This April, the Raleigh Chapter of the Links, Incorporated honored CJPC Executive Director Dawn Blagrove with an Emerald Award at their 70th Anniversary Gala. The Emerald Award is an annual recognition program honoring women who have made significant contributions to the community. Blagrove was recognized for her commitment and advocacy for justice-involved people across North Carolina.

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