Beyond the Bars 2019: Call for Artists

The 9th Annual Beyond the Bars Conference at Columbia University is seeking artwork in response to the theme of this year’s conference focusing on women and girls: the impact of incarceration and criminalization on women and girls, their families and... READ MORE

2019 Guggenheim Internship Application

Generously funded by the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation, Oscar S. Straus II Fellows in Criminal Justice are a group of Princeton University, Columbia University, and Barnard College students who intern each summer at New York City criminal justice non-profit... READ MORE

Beyond the Bars 2019 – Request for Proposals

The 9th Annual Beyond the Bars Conference of the Center for Justice at Columbia University will focus on both the incarceration and criminalization of women and girls themselves as well as of their families and communities. Our focus is inclusive... READ MORE


A day-long event that honors 25 parents and 25 siblings of victims of violence. We share food, performances, speeches, art – in the memory of those we lost. At the end we leave knowing that there is a community of

Justice Long Overdue: Lessons Learned

Justice Long Overdue: Lessons Learned from the Successful Release of People Serving Life in Prison in Maryland and New York and Why More People Must Come Home Thu, December 6, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST REGISTER HERE Add

What Does Justice Look Like?: Innovation in Prosecution

A panel discussion sponsored by the Center for Justice at Columbia University and Center for Contemporary Thought   Thurs. Nov. 15 6:30 – 8:30pm 107 Warren Hall, Columbia Law School 1125 Amsterdam Ave (cross W.115 St.) Panel: Lucy Lang –

Just Societies Speaker Series: Imani Perry

The Division of Social Science in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Columbia University presents the Just Societies Speaker Series, the signature initiative of Dean Fredrick Harris. The final JSSS event of the Fall 2018 semester will be a

Knife Skills Screening and Discussion

Knife Skills focuses on the launch of Edwins restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio. The high-class French restaurant is staffed almost entirely by men and women just out of prison. Most have never cooked or served before, and have barely two months