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.

Annual Poetic Justice Storytelling Event

Every year, the Carolina Justice Policy Center hosts “Poetic Justice:  Celebrating the Voices of Justice.” In this powerful summer event, criminal justice advocates collaborate with local spoken word artists to share personal experiences about how North Carolina’s criminal justice system has affected their lives.  View and share our 2018 Poetic Justice event via our YouTube playlist. Sign up for our mailing list above to be notified about this year’s Poetic Justice event, and other important CJPC news and action alerts.

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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

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