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Criminal Justice Policy Coalition
549 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02118

Be sure to write "Boston Release Network" in the memo section




Why Donate?

The Criminal Justice Policy Coalition (CJPC) was created in 1996 in order to bring together those individuals and organizations concerned about the individual and societal repercussions of the increasingly retributive nature of criminal justice policy in Massachusetts. In 2002 the CJPC was incorporated and received its 501c3 status from the IRS. The CJPC is run by a ten-person board of directors. All work is done by the volunteer board and interns.

The group aims to build support for rational, effective, and restorative criminal justice policies in Massachusetts by expanding the public discourse on criminal justice, promoting dialogue and co-operation among diverse stakeholders, and empowering groups and individuals committed to reversing our over-reliance on incarceration and punishment.

The Boston Release Network is a volunteer program, overseen by the Criminal Justice Policy Coalition (, that was created to improve Public Safety by assisting registrants during their transition from the prison system back into the community. Studies have shown that providing a strong support network during this difficult time greatly reduces the recidivism rate of released offenders and facilitates their progress towards, once again, becoming productive members of society.


Thank you.