[ juh·stuhs tek ] noun.
Technology-enabled innovation that supports people affected by the US criminal and civil justice system from initial interception by law enforcement to incarceration to reentry*.
An opportunity ripe for investment.Read the report
Arrested every year
Currently incarcerated or under supervision
Living with a criminal record
We see an opportunity to invest in entrepreneurs building scalable justice tech solutions.
Technology that helps justice system-involved people and their families achieve financial security and stability and the ability to thrive.
Future Of Work
Technology that expands access to education and employment for justice system-involved people.
Technology that makes government systems (like the courts) more accessible or efficient.
Technology that supports the mental and physical health of currently and formerly incarcerated people.
Technology that expands access to both civil legal resources and criminal legal representation after arrest.
Technology that helps just system- involved people stay connected with family, friends and service providers, from arrest through reentry.
Justice Tech Startup Ecosystem
We've mapped out a snapshot of the Justice Tech startup ecosystem, organized by their tech verticals and the stage of the justice system on which they focus. As the Justice Tech space continues to grow, we also encourage you to check out the growing database of Justice Tech startups created by the founders of Paladin.
Justice Tech Investor Network
Village Capital and American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact are creating a community of investors to mobilize investment capital towards Justice Tech.
This network will create a safe space to:
Demystify justice tech and discuss ethical challenges
Share best practices in identifying and supporting justice tech startups
Contribute to creating an impact framework for mobilizing investment capital in the Justice Tech space: “Justice Tech Lens Investing”
Get in Touch
Village Capital and AmFam Institute are building out the Justice Tech Investor Network in 2021. If you are an investor, impact-management leader, and/or other stakeholder interested in learning more and joining us, please email email@example.com or fill out this contact form.
Justice Tech Advisory Board
This report informed and inspired by that summit, as well as more than 150 hours of additional interviews and meetings with Advisory Board members and entrepreneurs. Thank you to the Advisory Board and leaders for their time perspectives.
Consulting Senior Strategic Advisor, Self-Represented Litigation Network
Software Engineer, Slack
Senior Associate, Kapor Capital
Managing Principal, The De-Carceration Fund
Founder & CEO, Flikshop
Founder & CEO, Paladin
Senior Associate & Portfolio Manager, Echoing Green
Senior Program Officer, Open Society Foundations
Co-Founder & CEO, Courtroom5
National Program Manager, The Peetey Greene Program
Project Director, Next Chapter
Founder & CEO, Edovo
Founder & CEO, R3 Score Technologies
Post Release Program Manager, Defy Ventures
2020 Justice Fellow, Propel Capital
Partner, Gratitude Railroad
Chrisfino Kenyatta Leal
Reentry Director, Next Chapter
National Policy Director, Anti Recidivism Coalition
Executive Director, Center for Health & Justice Transformation
National Vice President / Executive Director, Defy Ventures
Founder & President, Precedential Group
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, The LegalTech Fund
Senior Director, Program, Financial Health Network
Founder & Executive Director, The Ladies of Hope Ministries
Founder & CEO, FreeCap
Chief Brand Officer, Friends at Work
*It is important for us to recognize that Justice Tech is a larger domain of entrepreneurship that can encompass racial, environmental, LGBTQIA+, and economic justice among others. The area we will be exploring with this partnership is the ways in which Justice Tech intersects with the US criminal and civil justice system. We would like to echo calls from intersectional leaders that it is important to not narrow the conversation of justice solely to criminal and civil justice to the detriment of a holistic perspective including other systems.