Criminal justice experts were also asked to recommend nonprofits that are making an impact on a local/state level in the criminal justice research, because the work in the criminal justice field varied according to states’ laws.
Over the past two months, Philanthropedia surveyed 127 experts working in criminal justice (with an average of 16 years of work experience in the field) to identify those organizations that were making the biggest positive impact in the field.
Philanthropedia’s experts (funders, researchers, nonprofit senior staff, veterinaries, etc.) identified 21 top nonprofits (out of 144 total reviewed nonprofits) making an impact at the local level. Below is a graphical representation of who participated in our research. You can also see who our experts were by clicking here.
We asked experts to recommend nonprofits that work on solving issues across the entire time spectrum: before conviction, serving time, and re-entry. They were asked to consider different types of nonprofits, including legal defense organizations, service providers, research groups, advocacy groups, community organizing groups, membership groups, organizations that provide education and public outreach, technical assistance providers, and communications strategy organizations. Specifically excluded were for-profit organizations and government agencies.
The following is the list of the top-recommended high-impact nonprofits working in criminal justice at the local level. “Agree” is the number of experts who agree that the nonprofit has had the most impact in the field. “Disagree” is the number of experts who disagree that the nonprofit has had the most impact in the field.
We invite you to visit the profiles of each of these top organizations on our website to read the expert reviews here. Experts commented on the impact each nonprofit has had, what the nonprofit’s other organizational strengths are, and how each organization could further improve.
This week we will highlight the top 5 high-impact local nonprofits working in criminal justice through our blog and Twitter.
We also invite your feedback. Please tell us what you think and what experiences you’ve had with these great organizations! You can reach Dawn Kwan, Manager of Philanthropedia Research at firstname.lastname@example.org.