We’re fighting for the justice and dignity of people who are needlessly trapped in the criminal justice system. Will you join us?
Grace is a 16-year-old in Michigan who was locked up for not doing her homework.Read Grace's Story
Nicole was locked up for being mistaken for a thief.Read Nicole's Story
Sean was locked up for playing his music too loud.Read Sean's Story
Probation and parole systems were meant to hold people accountable and redirect back to work, school, and community — a second chance. Instead, they are a web of confusing, ineffective rules that keep people trapped in a pipeline back to prison, excluded from wellness and economic stability.
And we all pay the price.
On any given day, approx. 95,000 people are incarcerated for a technical violation.
Supervision violations cost states more than $9 Billion a year.
REFORM Alliance aims to transform probation and parole by changing laws, systems and culture to create real pathways to work and wellbeing.
We want to replace America’s justice system with a restorative system that is fair, accountable and invested in rehabilitation, support and wellbeing. We want people to re-enter society with dignity and access to opportunity, so families and communities are safer and stronger.See Our Work
We elevate the voices of those who have been impacted by the justice system and their families and work with people of all backgrounds.
The policies we champion are focused on improving probation and parole practices and moving people from supervision to wellness and stability.
Too much focus on surveillance and supervision is not what communities impacted by crime and incarceration want or need. Partnering with communities to prevent crime and build economic opportunity is a safer and smarter approach.