The Vera Institute of Justice uses its unique approach to work with government leaders on the following range of criminal and social justice issues.

Our Commitments
Strengthening Families & Communities

Strengthening Families and Communities

We must scale back the reach of the criminal justice system and also fundamentally transform how the system operates, so that it actually engages families and communities and makes them stronger.
Action Areas


Spotlights are curated collections of Vera's work that provide context and insights on issues that are prominently featured in the headlines.