The Center aims to stimulate solution-focused research that draws on the strengths of both university and community partners. We wish to harness developing and existing scholarship to support judicious policy-making and informed public conversation about justice. We offer funding opportunities for faculty at Columbia to engage in collaborative research with community organizations and advocates across New York City. In addition we provide structured spaces for faculty and doctoral students from a variety of disciplines to present and discuss research-in-progress.

Investing in Justice Pilot Projects

The Investing in Justice Pilot Projects provides funding and support for collaborative research, curriculum development and conferences that are working to address issues of incarceration and criminal justice. Our inaugural cohort includes projects focusing on issues of reentry, peer mentorship,LEARN MORE >

Justice Working Group

In collaboration with the Columbia Population Research Center, The Center for Justice at Columbia University co-organizes the Justice Working Group, a monthly brown bag seminar series for faculty, researchers and PhD students who are interested and or are doing research inLEARN MORE >

Justice Research Fellows

The Center for Justice established the Justice Research Fellows Award to support innovative research and scholarship in justice. The Justice Research Fellows Award celebrates the many new and cutting edge ideas coming out of the most creative and promising researchers who embodyLEARN MORE >