Empowering communities to bring change to North Carolina’s 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 nixall6.org to learn more.

 Poetic Justice

On July 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm in the Durham Friends Meeting located at 404 Alexander Avenue in Durham, we hosted our Second Annual Poetic Justice storytelling event. In this powerful event, criminal justice advocates collaborated with local spoken word artists to share personal experiences about how North Carolina’s criminal justice system has affected their lives. You can also read the original work “Unlocked Up,” written and performed by William Davis at the 2019 Poetic Justice, and watch our 2018 Poetic Justice  on our YouTube playlist. To be notified of the next upcoming Poetic Justice event, sign up for our email list at the bottom of this page. 

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 on a sliding scale.

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Our Priorities

Mass Incarceration

Police Accountability

Youth & Children

Changing the Narrative

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Unlocked Up by endlesswill (poetry from Poetic Justice 2019)

When the convictionA mere sentencingTakes away more than the prescribed commitmentDoes it matter the crime?And more so Who is really the victim?As the judge Is so quick to judgeRuled By the rules that hold us and knows that what really hold usIs that No one can really...

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Announcing Our 2019 Poetic Justice Event

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...

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