Alliance for Justice

Mission

"The Alliance for Justice is a national association of environmental, civil rights, mental health, women's, children's and consumer advocacy organizations...the Alliance has worked to advance the cause of justice for all Americans, strengthen the public interest community's ability to influence public policy, and foster the next generation of advocates." (http://www.afj.org)

Issue areas: Civil Rights | Crime and Justice
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2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants

Mission

"We believe that prisons should be used only for those who absolutely must be incarcerated and that those who are incarcerated should have all of the resources they need to turn their lives around. We also believe that human rights documents provide a sound basis for ensuring that criminal justice systems meet these goals." (www.curenational.org)

Issue areas: Crime and Justice | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Drug Policy Alliance

Mission

"Our mission is to advance those policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug misuse and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies." (http://www.drugpolicy.org/about/mission/)

Issue areas: Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs | Crime and Justice
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2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Families Against Mandatory Minimums

Mission

"FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization fighting for fair and proportionate sentencing laws that allow judicial discretion while maintaining public safety." (www.famm.org/aboutus.aspx)

Issue areas: Crime and Justice | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Institute for Justice

Mission

"The Institute for Justice is the nation’s premier libertarian public interest law firm. IJ litigates in courts across the country preserving freedom of opportunity and challenging government’s control over individuals’ lives." (http://www.ij.org)

Issue areas: Crime and Justice 2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

Law Enforcement Alliance of America

Mission

"The Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) is the nation's largest non-profit, non-partisan coalition of law enforcement professionals, crime victims, and concerned citizens united for justice. With a major focus on public education, LEAA is dedicated to providing hard facts and real-world insights into the world of law enforcement and the battle against violent crime. LEAA fights at every level of government for legislation that reduces violent crime while preserving the rights of honest citizens, particularly the right of self-defense."

Issue areas: Crime and Justice | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Marijuana Policy Project

Mission

"Mission Statement: 1. Increase public support for non-punitive, non-coercive marijuana policies. 2. Identify and activate supporters of non-punitive, non-coercive marijuana policies. 3. Change state laws to reduce or eliminate penalties for the medical and non-medical use of marijuana. 4. Gain influence in Congress. Vision Statement: MPP and MPP Foundation envision a nation where marijuana is legally regulated similarly to alcohol, marijuana education is honest and realistic, and treatment for problem marijuana users is non-coercive and geared toward reducing harm." (http://www.mpp.org/about/mission-statement.html)

Issue areas: Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs | Crime and Justice | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

National Center on Institutions & Alternatives

Mission

"Since 1977, the National Center on Institutions & Alternatives, Inc. has provided individual care, concern, and treatment for intellectually disabled individuals and those involved with the criminal justice system." (www.ncianet.org)

Issue areas: Crime and Justice | Good Government
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2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Mission

"NCADV (located in Denver, CO) is a grassroots non-profit membership organization working since 1978 to end violence in the lives of women and children. " (http://www.webmerchants.com/ncadv/)

Issue areas: Crime and Justice | Women and Men | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Mission

"NORML's mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to penalty." (http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=3414)

Issue areas: Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs | Crime and Justice | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Police Executive Research Forum

Mission

"PERF is a police research organization and a provider of management services, technical assistance, and executive-level education to support law enforcement agencies. PERF helps to improve the delivery of police services through the exercise of strong national leadership; public debate of police and criminal justice issues; and research and policy development." (www.policeforum.org/about-us/)

Issue areas: Crime and Justice
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2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Police Foundation

Mission

"An independent and unique resource for policing, the Police Foundation acts as a catalyst for change and an advocate for new ideas, in restating and reminding ourselves about the fundamental purposes of policing, and in ensuring that an important link remains intact between the police and the public they serve." (www.policefoundation.org)

Issue areas: Crime and Justice
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2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

Mission

"RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization…RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice." (www.rainn.org/about-rainn/mission-statement)

Issue areas: Crime and Justice
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2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Stop the Drug War (DRCNet)

Mission

"Stop the Drug War (DRCNet) calls for an end to drug prohibition (e.g. some form of legalization) worldwide and its replacement with a sensible regime of control through regulation. In the interim, DRCNet supports philosophically compatible policy reforms and programs to reduce the excesses of the drug war and its attendant harms. DRCNet works for these objectives through a range of educational programs that are global in their impact; through lobbying efforts focused primarily on the US; through a philosophy of providing support infused within all our programs to our allies in the cause; and to some degree with programs that seek directly to reduce the harms of current policies and of addiction, which indirectly serve our educational and advocacy efforts." (http://stopthedrugwar.org/about/mission)

Issue areas: Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs | Crime and Justice | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

The Sentencing Project

Mission

"The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration." (www.sentencingproject.org/template/page.cfm?id=2)

Issue areas: Crime and Justice
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2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile