DC Justice Lab is researching, mobilizing, and advocating for large-scale changes to the criminal legal system.
Register today for the inaugural Richard K. Gilbert Student Policy Advocacy Competition
DC Justice lab is a proud recipient of SABA-DC's 2023 Racial Justice Grant!
Patrice Sulton explains the Criminal code to Washingtonian Magazine
Read our letter on the Harris Rider
Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand chose DC Justice Lab for a grant!
Community violence cannot be solved through state violence alone. We need meaningful investment in solutions that are proven to work.
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
Executive Director named one of the Nation’s Best Advocates under 40 by the National Bar Association
Check out our photos from the event!
In D.C., Black people experience more than 90% of the searches that lead to no warning, ticket or arrest.
In D.C., 94% of people sentenced for felonies are Black and more than half are Black men age 18 - 30.
In D.C., more than 90% of people incarcerated in our local jails are Black.