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Who is the Institute for Justice Research and Development?

IJRD's mission is to use science to improve lives, communities, and institutions by developing and researching innovations that reduce unnecessary reliance on the criminal justice system and by offering solutions that produce equity and prosperity across race, socioeconomic class, and behavioral health status. IJRD does research examining experiences across the criminal justice system in totality. Starting from an individuals’ first law enforcement contact, to reentry and stabilization into the community – IJRD offers stakeholders - including law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, corrections professionals, service providers, justice-involved individuals, and policymakers - the comprehensive scientific research needed to take informed data-driven actions to generate and implement criminal justice reform solutions.


Browse our training catalog and learn how we can customize professional trainings and clinical services to meet your needs. 


What do we offer?

  • Professional Training.
    • IJRD trainers provide knowledge and expertise to create and facilitate customized trainings for your organization. We will work with you to provide your staff with valuable skills and information that will help your organization to accomplish its goals. Trainings provide valuable career development for a wide range of professionals who work within the criminal justice system or with criminal justice system-involved individuals and families. Our most requested trainings focus on building resiliency among those who witness violence and suffering on the job and exploring the impact of post-traumatic stress on workers and the justice-involved individuals and families with whom they work. 
  • Continuing Education
    • Our professional educators provide continuing education to amplify individuals' performance and effectiveness. We work with the entire range of criminal justice professionals, including law enforcement officers, correctional officers, public defenders, prosecutors, case managers, mental health professionals, and probation and parole officers, to translate our research and expertise into practical skills and knowledge that can be applied in the work environment. Online, self-paced continuing education courses are coming soon!


The IJRD Difference

IJRD trailblazes the scientific discovery of solutions to some of society's greatest challenges. We rapidly develop state-of-the-art practices and ensure that they instantly make it into the hands of the policymakers, practitoners, and advocates who need them most.

Our National Expertise:

  • Law Enforcement, Prosecution, Courts, Jails & Prisons
  • Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders, including Opioid Use Disorders
  • Trauma & Trauma-Informed Care
  • Reentry Trajectories, Employment Well-Being & Social Support
  • Professional Development, Program Evaluations & Training Certifications
  • Corrections & Criminal Justice Employee Well-Being

Browse our training catalog and learn how we can customize professional trainings and clinical services to meet your needs.  

Winter Institute: The Opioid Epidemic & Justice-Involved Individuals

Learn how to understand, engage, and treat individuals with criminal justice histories who use opioids in this highly interactive 3-day workshop!

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Race, Class, & Health Disparities in the Criminal Justice System

Explore 8 trainings designed to help you expand your criminal justice knowledge and more effectively work with a variety of justice-involved individuals and populations.

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Customizable Trainings and Clinical Services

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