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We are the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Please join us as we forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.

Safety and Justice Challenge Roundtables

The Safety and Justice Challenge, supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, seeks to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. The National Center for Victims of Crime, a strategic ally of the Safety and Justice Challenge, has been conducting roundtables across the country at SJC sites, in order to engage victim service and criminal justice professionals in a conversation about what victims expect from the criminal justice system. The National Center seeks to understand victims’ concerns when an offender is released into the community and what changes the criminal justice system should make to meet their needs. Information from these roundtables will provide valuable insights to the reform movement on keeping victims of crime safe, while reducing over-incarceration.

Past Roundtables:

  • National level roundtable in Philadelphia, PA
  • Mecklenburg County, WA
  • Spokane County, WA
  • Charleston County, SC

Upcoming Roundtables:

  • Pennington County, SD