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.

Click here to learn more about our Mission and Background. 

Subscribe to Our Newsletter


In June, over 70 women from across the country who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system gathered in New Orleans for a celebra

On Saturday, July 30 the Center for Justice at Columbia University partnered with Community Justice Alliance and New Settlement Community Center to

The application period for the next cohort of the Beyond the Bars Fellowship is now open! Please help us spread the word.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events.