Beyond the Bars 2019 – Save the Date

Save the Date! Beyond the Bars March 7-10, 2019 Mark your calendars! The 9th annual Beyond the Bars Conference of the Center for Justice at Columbia University will focus on women and girls: the impact of incarceration and criminalization on... READ MORE

Rikers, the Harms of Cash Bail, and the NYC Mass Bail Out

The Mass Bail Out will focus on freeing children and women, resulting in a dramatic decrease in the children’s and women’s facilities on Rikers and NYC jails, demonstrating that decarceration is possible now. Join us on Wednesday to learn why

Community Block Party

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, The Women’s Building will hold our third annual community block party! Bringing together local residents, fellow organizations, activists, business leaders, and community members, this event will celebrate girls and women everywhere, while showcasing the effort

Full Participation is a Human Right: Moving Beyond Punishment

Join us for a one-of-a-kind conference on the impact of the criminal punishment system and a call for a movement that recognizes full participation in the community is a human right. The program will feature expert keynotes, panels, breakout discussion groups, art displays,

Fall Trainings

We have a number of great trainings happening this fall all with the aim of supporting people who are advancing alternative approaches to justice, safety, healing and accountability. Please join us! Responding Restoratively: An Introduction to Restorative Principles and Practices... READ MORE

Reimagining Prison

Join the Vera Institute of Justice and staff and residents of the TRUE unit at Cheshire Correctional Institution in Connecticut to Reimagine Prison in the United States. Today, life in America’s prisons is dismal and not productive, and the brunt