Conducting Justice and Corrections Research for Effective Policy-Making

Washington, DC
Austin, TX



The JFA Institute presents a multi-disciplinary research center whose mission is to conduct theoretical and applied research on the causes of crime and the justice system's responses to crime and offenders.  The JFA Institute receives funding from federal, state, and local governmental agencies, as well as from foundations interested in developing and evaluating innovative crime prevention, law enforcement, sentencing and correctional policies and programs designed to reduce crime and to improve the quality of the adult and juvenile justice systems.

The organization is directed by Dr. James Austin, former Director of the Institute on Crime, Justice and Corrections at George Washington University in Washington, DC.  Major clients of The JFA Institute include the National Institute of Corrections, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the states of Connecticut, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, Texas, Puerto Rico, and New South Wales, Australia.

The JFA Institute disseminates its studies and policy recommendations through research reports, criminal justice and criminology periodicals, books, and seminars.

The JFA Institute is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3)  organization, The JFA Institute receives funds from foundations and federal agencies.  More information on the non-profit branch can be found in the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Board of Directors.  The JFA Institute also receives grants from organizations, mostly state agencies, that have no restrictions with respect to an organization's tax-exempt status.

Learn more about The JFA Institute's partnership with MGT of America to deliver major management reviews and reorganization efforts.


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