DC Justice Lab is researching, mobilizing, and advocating for large-scale changes to the criminal legal system.
DC Justice lab is a proud recipient of SABA-DC's 2023 Racial Justice Grant!
15 community leaders who do prevention and healing work in the District every day have compled a week-long training to diversify their toolkit of advocacy skills. During that week, they created presentations for solutions they’ve developed to some of our most pressing public safety challenges. Read them here!
Patrice Sulton explains the Criminal code to Washingtonian Magazine
Read our letter on the Harris Rider
We were chosen for a grant that will be used to build social and political capital within the Black community and to advocate for policy reform.
The National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens awarded DC Justice Lab with their Partnership Award!
Executive Director Patrice Sulton is featured, as “one of the most trusted sources of bold ideas about how to change the system.”
DC Justice Lab featured in "20 DC-Area Charities Where Your Donation Will Make an Impact"
DC Justice Lab’s founder selected as an Echoing Green Fellow
This racial equity framework is a resource that can be used by policymakers, researchers, and organizations working in gun violence prevention.
Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award given to Executive Director of DC Justice Lab
DC Justice Lab named One of the Best local charities by Catalogue for Philanthropy in 2021-2022
Executive Director named one of the Nation’s Best Advocates under 40 by the National Bar Association
Community violence cannot be solved through state violence alone. We need meaningful investment in solutions that are proven to work.
D.C. voters strongly prefer investments in social services and treatment programs to tough on crime policies
The Washington Lawyers’ Committee on Civil Rights and Urban Affairs honored DC Justice Lab with this year’s prestigious Alfred McKenzie Award