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.


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

Lehigh Valley Justice Institute  







Racial Violence in America: 60 years of whitewashing

For a comprehensive list of all deaths caused by police in the United States from 2013 to the present, see

Celebrating Jackie Robinson Day: Dean Young of the Boys & Girls Club of Easton and the Easton Area School District host a presentation by Ron Rabinovitz, lifelong friend of Jackie, and author of the book Always, Jackie.


Julie Thomases of LVJI briefs Allentown City Council on CAHOOTS program models

Note: presentation starts at 1:50

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

For an overall look at a system which is failing our communities, WFMZ’s “Give Me Shelter”

For two recent studies on the effects of fines and court costs, from ACLU of Pennsylvania:

Imposition and Collection of Court Costs in Pennsylvania Criminal Cases

Imposition and Collection of Fines in Pennsylvania Criminal Cases

This page will be regularly updated, so please check back frequently for the latest information.