Journal of Community Justice
(Formerly Journal of Community Corrections)

Editors: Randy Shively & Kimberly G. Sperber
Emeritus Editor: Donald G. Evans

Guide for Authors

The Journal of Community Justice (JCJ) is interested in articles in support of the International Community Justice Association’s (ICJA) mission to promote public safety through evidence-informed practices for justice-involved individuals through collaborative community-based treatment services, research, and advocacy.

The journal serves as the premier professional resource for practitioners, policy makers, and other key stakeholders working with justice-involved individuals. The journal accepts papers on a wide range of topics. Examples include, but are not limited to: alternatives to incarceration; effective community reentry and reintegration practices; interventions for individuals with behavioral health disorders; social determinants of health; the intersection of health and justice; evidence-based recidivism reduction strategies; fidelity to evidence-based practices;  restorative justice; incorporating lived experience into research and practice; effective assessment practices; effective leadership and management; cross-sector partnerships; continuous quality improvement; sentencing practices; emerging technology solutions; and policy and funding models.

Because ICJA is interested in the broader context of community justice, contributors from fields outside of community corrections are encouraged to submit papers on relevant topics. , Journal of Community Corrections (JCC) is the most widely read and widely respected journal of policy, research, and programs for community-based rehabilitation and treatment of offenders. The original “what works” journal of evidence-based interventions, JCC brings readers the best thinking of today’s foremost experts in articles that are written, designed, and edited to stimulate action and achieve results.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Submissions may be sent electronically to  Manuscripts should be typed in Times New Roman 12-pt font. All margins should be set to 1"; text should be double spaced (including references). Tables, charts, and references should be placed on separate pages at the end of the paper. The length for manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Community Justice is 3500 to 4500 words. Please note that references do not count toward the overall word count. Submissions should adhere to the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Questions concerning manuscript submission can be directed to


Format: Journal
Frequency: Quarterly
ISSN: 1043-500x
eISSN: 2158-382X




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