The Center for the Study and Advancement of Justice Effectiveness (SAJE) is an inter-institutional, interdisciplinary collaborative emphasizing justice-related research translation.
The SAJE Center partners with government agencies and community organizations to
scaffold a participatory-action oriented model of investigation designed to examine community identified needs. In tandem with investigating collaboratively generated research questions, the SAJE Center builds data-infrastructure to monitor and reassess research outcomes. The process of developing community-research-driven programming and policy is thus supported by regular evaluation of research-based evidence. SAJE’s effort in creating a transparent, self-evaluative data-infrastructure contributes to its mission to develop a system of co-directional knowledge transfer among community, policy, and research bodies. As the network of SAJE Center collaborators expands, so does its capacity to accelerate innovative and impactful justice system reform.