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While the Lehigh Valley Justice Institute is a focal point for the study of the Lehigh Valley criminal justice system, there are many fine organizations, both locally and nationally which are engaged in cutting edge research and advocacy for criminal justice and social justice reform. This page is intended to share their work, as well as the work of the Institute.



LVJI Report: “The Effects of Pretrial Detention Length on Sentencing Guideline Departures in Two Pennsylvania Counties.” Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society, Issue: Vol. 24, Issue 3, published on December 1, 2023. Written by LVJI Chief Data Scientist Victoria Wrigley. Copyright 2023 by the Journal of Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society (CCJLS) and The Western Society of Criminology. Used by Permission.












LVJI Report: Mental Health in Schools - Needs Assessment





LVJI Report: "Clogging the Courts: Effects of Marijuana Criminalization on our Local Courts Systems"






Summary of LVJI report "Unjust Outcomes in Lehigh Valley Landlord/Tenant Cases: A Comparative Report" 








LVJI Report: "Unjust Outcomes in Lehigh Valley Landlord/Tenant Cases: A Comparative Report 






Summary of LVJI report "Legal Landscape for Lehigh County Renters"



Legal Landscape for Lehigh County Renters - LVJI Report






Testimony at Pennsylvania Sentencing Commission in Harrisburg (YouTube) 



Lehigh Valley Justice Institute Annual Report: 2021




Governmental Disclosure on Use of Force Data: Community Data Registries Promoting Transparency








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On policing issues, including in the Lehigh Valley, 9/20/20 episode of PBS39’s "Courageous Conversations"

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