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Reducing Incarceration Symposium – Recap

All of us at The Justice Initiative are extremely thankful to everyone who helped to organize the symposium, to all of our esteemed panelists and moderators, to all of the attendees who joined us throughout the day and all of... READ MORE

Educational Justice Symposium

REFRAME the conversation around education and youth involved in the juvenile justice and foster care systems. Join us for an afternoon/evening of arts, media, & conversation with distinguished guests, including: Cris Beam, author and professor, Columbia and NYU Michelle Fine, Ph.D., professor in Social/Personality

The Institutional Effects of Incarceration

WHO: Jason Schnittker is a Professor of Sociology and H&SS Program Site Co-Director at the University of Pennsylvania. His research explores the intersection of genes and environments in shaping well-being, as well as the relationship between incarceration and the health of

Breaking the Pipeline: The Paradox: Education or Incarceration

IRAAS is partnering with New York’s Young and Powerful Group for their Pipeline Mentoring Project Documentary & Discussion Series, ” Breaking the Pipeline: The Paradox: Education or Incarceration”, Carla Shedd, assistant professor of Sociology and African-American Studies will be the

Beyond the Bars: Breaking Through 2014 – Recap

The Justice Initiative, the Criminal Justice Caucus and the Criminal Justice Initiative: Supporting Children, Families and Communities are incredibly grateful to everyone who attended, contributed and helped to organize this years conference.  This was the biggest Beyond the Bars conference... READ MORE

Beyond the Bars: Breaking Through

Beyond The Bars: Breaking Through is the fourth annual student- driven interdisciplinary conference on mass incarceration held at Columbia University. Given the greater consciousness in society of the state of Mass Incarceration in the United States, this conference seeks to enable