New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice is a Newark-based urban research and advocacy organization dedicated to the advancement of New Jersey's urban areas and residents. Established in 1999 by the Alan V. and Amy Lowenstein Foundation, the Institute provides a dynamic and independent voice for change necessary to create just, vibrant and inclusive urban communities throughout New Jersey.
The Institute's programmatic focus rests upon three interconnected pillars: (1) Economic Mobility; (2) Criminal Justice Reform; and (3) Civic Engagement. The Institute advances this non-partisan agenda through policy-related research and analysis, development and implementation of model programs, advocacy efforts (including litigation when appropriate), and sustained public education.