The Justice Reform Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those impacted by the broken U.S. criminal justice system.
Founded by successful businessman and
serial entrepreneur Justin Magnuson – after he himself was wrongly accused of a crime he didn’t
commit – the Justice Reform Foundation focuses on justice reforms, bail reform, and education for reintroduction into society by teaching job skills and entrepreneurship.
The criminal justice system destroys innocent lives and hurts families of the accused. The Justice Reform Foundation works to reform the criminal justice system by addressing the culture of both defense and prosecution and providing resources for those who have suffered from the criminal justice system.
Our mission is to teach and serve through numerous advocacy efforts and legal education models. The JRF believes that every individual – regardless of the ability to pay – is entitled to the presumption of innocence and the rights to a fair trial, due process, and effective assistance of counsel. Additionally, the JRF seeks to assist reentering citizens and raise awareness regarding the collateral consequences of arrest, incarceration, and conviction.
Advocacy and Public Service
As part of its dedication to advocacy and public service, the JRF is currently developing the following programs:
o JRF Trial Clinic – a clinical education model for law students to provide free defense for those who cannot afford an attorney under the supervision of a practicing attorney.
o JRF Expungement Project – a partnership with technology companies and local attorneys to expunge and seal records and promote second chance hiring.
o JRF CLE – a series of continuing legal education courses, workshops, and webinars to educate attorneys on collateral consequences, bail reform, and prosecutorial ethics, among other topics.