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Name of Creator:Community Resources for Justice.
Title:Community Resources for Justice records
Date:1878–2008
Reference Code:M182
Location Code: 51 / 4, 52 / 4
Extent:20.75 cubic feet (22 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The collection documents the activities of Community Resources for Justice and its predecessor organizations, beginning with the New England Society for the Suppression of Vice in 1878. The collection includes annual reports; publications, reports, and studies; correspondence, meeting minutes of boards and committees, financial statements, and bylaws. The more recent organizations, beginning with the United Prison Association, are documented through a wider variety of materials than older organizations.
Historical Abstract:Community Resources for Justice formed in 1999 as a successor to multiple Boston– and New England–area organizations devoted to criminal justice, prisoner or released prisoner support, and correctional reform. Community Resources for Justice's immediate predecessors were the Crime and Justice Foundation, a group devoted to correctional reform, and Massachusetts Half–Way Houses, Inc., which owned and operated residential and non–residential programs for ex–offenders. The Crime and Justice Foundation was itself the successor to criminal justice organizations dating back to 1878, including the New England Society for the Suppression of Vice, New England Watch and Ward Society, United Prison Association, and Massachusetts Correctional Association.
Language and Scripts:The collection is in English.
System of Arrangement:Organized into 3 series: Series 1. Community Resources for Justice; Series 2. Crime and Justice Foundation; Series 3. Massachusetts Half–Way Houses, Inc.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Allen, Frederick B.
  • Arnold, Albert
  • Mascarello, Henry J.
  • Hawkes, Mary Q.
  • Larivee, John
  • Riley, J. Bryan
  • Sargent, Mary E.
  • Stryker, Lois E.

  • Community Resources for Justice
  • Crime and Justice Foundation
  • Friends of Prisoners
  • John Howard Industrial Home for Discharged Prisoners
  • John Howard Society
  • Massachusetts Correctional Association
  • Massachusetts Council on Crime and Correction
  • Massachusetts Council on Crime and Delinquency
  • Massachusetts Half–Way Houses, Inc.
  • Massachusetts Prison Association
  • New England Citizens Crime Commission
  • New England Society for the Suppression of Vice
  • New England Watch and Ward Society
  • United Prison Association
  • Community Resources for Justice
  • Crime and Justice Foundation
  • Friends of Prisoners
  • John Howard Industrial Home for Discharged Prisoners
  • John Howard Society
  • Massachusetts Correctional Association
  • Massachusetts Council on Crime and Correction
  • Massachusetts Council on Crime and Delinquency
  • Massachusetts Half–Way Houses, Inc.
  • Massachusetts Prison Association
  • New England Citizens Crime Commission
  • New England Society for the Suppression of Vice
  • New England Watch and Ward Society
  • United Prison Association

  • Corrections –– Accreditation
  • Corrections –– Accreditation –– Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Corrections –– Citizen participation
  • Corrections –– Contracting out –– Massachusetts
  • Corrections –– Massachusetts
  • Corrections –– Moral and ethical aspects
  • Corrections –– Research
  • Criminals –– Rehabilitation –– Massachusetts
  • Early release programs –– Massachusetts

Conditions Governing Access:The collection is unrestricted.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:Received from John Larivee of Community Resources for Justice in seven accessions, beginning in February 2007.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:Copyright restrictions may apply.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Dominique Medal, July 2013