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About the Center

The Center for Social Justice is the regional catalyst collaborative police reform efforts between communities and police departments in Southwestern Ohio.

Mission Statement

The Center for Social Justice works with communities and police departments to accelerate reforms in local jurisdictions using best practices to:

  • Eliminate racial profiling

  • Protect citizens from police misconduct and excessive force

  • Ensure police accountability

  • Establish community oversight of law enforcement departments​

What We Do

  • Policy Advocacy

  • Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting

  • Develop Community-Centered Solutions

  • Monitor Implementation of Reforms

Vision Statement

We envision a region free from racial inequity, profiling bias, excessive uses of force, and racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

Meet The Team

Rickell Smith

Executive Director

The Center for Social Justice

Candra Reeves currently serves as the Social Justice Advocate for the Center for Social Justice at the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio. She began he career as a Junior Research Associate at the University of Cincinnati’s Corrections Institute where she worked with various agencies around the country to disseminate evidence-based practice focused on chang...

Candra Reeves

Social Justice Advocate

The Center for Social Justice

Candra Reeves currently serves as the Social Justice Advocate for the Center for Social Justice at the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio. She began he career as a Junior Research Associate at the University of Cincinnati’s Corrections Institute where she worked with various agencies around the country to disseminate evidence-based practice focused on chang...

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