We are nonpartisan and seek to be broadly inclusive in our definition of community. We strive for honesty and transparency when it comes to the values and goals guiding our work, and never compromise our research for any predetermined agenda.
By helping our community Identify and clarify our values and goals for the criminal justice system, we can bring the system in alignment with them, measure its effectiveness, and make sustainable improvements. As a starting point, these values must include humane and fair treatment for all; promoting public safety; and protecting individual rights.
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders and governs our operations to ensure adherence to our mission and values.
Former Chief Ethics Officer for Best Buy
Minnesota Ombuds for Corrections
Partner at Best Flanagan; former U.S. Attorney on two occasions
Board Member (Deceased)
Partner at Gray Plant Mooty; former Hennepin County Attorney; former President of the Council on Crime and Justice
Minneapolis City Attorney; a champion for diversity and inclusion in the workplace
Vice President of Community Relations and Government Affairs for Thomson Reuters; former mayor of Minneapolis and city council president
Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland; formerly incarcerated
Robert Stewart, Ph.D.
Minnesota Justice Research Center; Advocate for criminal justice reform and racial equity.
Minnesota Justice Research Center