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The Center for Justice is committed to ending mass incarceration and criminalization, and advancing alternative approaches to justice and safety through education, research, and policy change. Its mission is to help transform the approaches to justice from being driven by punishment and retribution to being centered on prevention and healing. The Center is interdisciplinary and works in partnership with schools, departments, centers and institutes across Columbia, other universities, government agencies, community organizations, advocates and those directly affected by the criminal justice system.

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Submit workshop proposals for this year's Beyond the Bars Conference: Justice Beyond Punishment on April 5–7

In partnership with Clean Start Africa, V-Day, and Classical Theatre of Harlem, CfJ staff and Right/Write to Heal participants brought the Beyond t

New report reveals how New York City jails continue to inflict solitary confinement on people in its custody, in violation of state law and local r

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