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San Diego Community Justice Initiative

With funding from the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, the San Diego City Attorney's Office plans to expand the San Diego Community Justice Initiative program by assessing clients on their risk and needs, better linking clients to service providers, strengthening the current documentation effort to ensure decisions and strategies are informed by data, and engaging with the community to a greater degree to ensure restorative justice.

SANDAG will serve as the evaluation partner to determine if the expansions was implemented as planned, measure outcomes (including recidivism for up to 6-months after referral) for SDCJI clients and a comparison group, and track the cost-benefit of the program.

Project Manager

Dr. Cynthia Burke, Director, Criminal Justice Research Division
Phone: (619) 699-1910, Email:

For media inquiries, please contact the SANDAG Public Information Office at (619) 699-1950 or