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About CCJ Membership

Membership Selection Criteria

Individuals are invited for membership based upon their:  

  • Practical impact on improving safety and justice;  
  • Intellectual achievement and expertise;  
  • Degree and diversity of experience;  
  • Dedication to innovation and research/data-informed policymaking;
  • Standing and influence among peers and the field at large;  
  • Promise of future achievement and service to the field; and,  
  • Potential contributions to, and desire and ability to participate in, the work of the Council.

Membership will be balanced across sectors of the field, geography, race and gender, and ideological perspectives to promote broad representation and diversity. While experience is highly valued, membership selections also will ensure representation of emerging leaders and innovators as well as directly impacted people. 

Membership Benefits

Council members enjoy a host of benefits, ranging from networking events and briefings to opportunities to review and advise on special projects. 

Membership benefits include:

  • expanding professional networks across the uniquely diverse Council leadership and membership;
  • enhancing professional stature by listing Council membership on website and in other materials;
  • enjoying priority access to Council events and briefings, including pre-publication previews;
  • dissemination and promotion of publications, events, and other work via multiple Council channels, including an exclusive online membership portal;
  • receiving referrals to media seeking Council commentary in members’ areas of expertise;
  • receiving referrals for speaking engagements; 
  • the ability to help shape the Council’s research and policy agenda through service on committees; and
  • the opportunity to sit on independent Council task forces and study groups and to serve as reviewers of research and advisors on special projects.