We are New York State’s leading criminal justice reform coalition, comprised of more than a dozen local and national organizations on the forefront of public policy, civil rights, and legal advocacy.

It’s time for New York to fix its broken criminal justice system that unfairly targets lower income communities and communities of color. New Yorkers United for Justice is advancing reforms to do just that — making our state safer, our justice system fairer, and our society stronger along the way.


NYUJ’s Coalition of organizations is as diverse as the criminal justice reform community, itself. We are bipartisan, interfaith, and comprised of organizations across the ideological, political, and thought leadership spectrum.


NYUJ advocates for and advances common sense reforms to New York’s broken, unfair criminal justice system by:

  • Educating the public about the system, its fundamental faults, and the solutions and reforms that are proven to work.
  • Working directly with legislators, community leaders, and other advocacy organizations to shape the conversation and drive action.
  • Holding to account those who deliberately spread false information about criminal justice reforms and impacted communities.


Join us to stay informed and up to date on the rapidly changing landscape of criminal justice reform in New York:


The New York legislature has passed historic legislation that repeals CRL Section 50-a — a regulation that has kept police disciplinary records secret from the public, defense attorneys, and even prosecutors.   NYUJ has urged for the repeal of this outdated, secretive, and destructive law. 


The NYUJ Coalition was convened by two formerly incarcerated New Yorkers and is led by experts in public policy, advocacy, and nonprofit governance.

Join the fight for equality and fairness under the law.

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