Today’s criminal justice system is under intense scrutiny, as activists and policymakers push for reforms that emphasize prevention, rehabilitation, and the reduction of racial disparities. In many states, these reforms include efforts to reduce the prison population and remove barriers to successful reintegration for individuals returning home from prison. Criminal justice agencies are looking more closely at what they are doing and the impact they have on individuals and communities.
Harder+Company supports public sector and nonprofit clients to evaluate criminal justice-focused initiatives, including gang prevention and intervention, wraparound legal services for victims of crime, recidivism reduction, and the assessment of law enforcement policies and practices. Often these projects bring together partners from criminal justice agencies and human service systems to coordinate efforts toward the common goals of improving community well-being and public safety.