On October 26th, 2017, the Center for Justice was awarded the College and Community Fellowship (CCF) Institutional Vision Award at their Bi-Annual Benefit Gala in downtown Manhattan. Center Directors Geraldine Downey and Kathy Boudin and Senior Director of Education and Programs Cheryl Wilkins accepted the award on behalf of the Center.
The Institutional Vision Award is given to formal institutions that participate in criminal justice reform work. CCF values the institutions that support the criminal justice reform movement with research, data, on-the-ground experience, and influence with their peers. The Center was honored as this year’s recipient for “its relentless commitment to transforming the criminal justice system and creating social change”.
CCF is an organization of educators, social workers, policy changers, and former students working together to help formerly incarcerated women succeed in college, career, family, and life while earning their college degrees. CCF seeks to eliminate individual and structural barriers to higher education, economic security, long term stability, and civic participation for women who have criminal convictions (including those currently and formerly incarcerated) and their families. CCF offers scholarship programs, professional and college counseling, mentorship, and social and support services. For more information on CCF and their work, please visit their website at: http://collegeandcommunity.org/ccf/