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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This year we are organizing a poster exhibition at the annual Beyond the Bars Conference that will create a platform for artists to showcase visual

"Everyone deserves a chance to be seen, heard, and understood for who they are today, and every person supporting an incarcerated loved one deserve

This year's conference theme is Seeding Justice, exploring the ways in which movements for justice cultivate healing, accountability and transforma

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