The mission of the Center for Public Integrity is to produce original investigative journalism about significant public issues to make institutional power more transparent and accountable. To pursue its mission, the Center:
■ Generates high-quality, accessible investigative reports, databases, and contextual analysis on issues of public importance.
■ Disseminates work to journalists, policymakers, scholars, and citizens using a combination of digital, electronic, and print media.
■ Educates, engages, and empowers citizens with the tools and skills they need to hold governments and other institutions accountable.
■ Organizes and supports investigative journalists around the world who apply the Center’s values, mission, and standards to cross-border projects.
■ Remains independent by building a strong and sustainable financial base of support, including a community of committed individuals and foundations.
"Once you walk into a courtroom, you've already lost. The best way to win is to avoid it at all costs, because the justice system is anything but" Sydney Carton, Attorney. "There is no one in the criminal justice system who believes that system works well. Or if they are, they are for courts that are an embarrassment to the ideals of justice. The law of real people doesn't work" Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law Professor.