In the period between 2002 and 2007 the J4P team produced a number of reports of their research of which the six discussed below provide a good overview of the team's developing knowledge and approach.
In order to collect data about village level practices J4P conducted a series of ethnographic studies with the purpose to identify:
(11) According to J4P these conclusions should lead to two logical follow up steps, which are in line with the New Institutional approach discussed above.
In their 2007 strategy paper, the J4P's team explicitly chose to identify existing successful strategies for increasing access to justice as its approach for designing activities.
According to the J4P website the purpose of the study is to document dispute resolution processes at the local level, with a focus on the experiences of marginalized members of the community: the poor, women, ethnic and religious minorities and youth.
The recommendations resulting from J4P research projects propose interventions to improve 'a failing justice system'.