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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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This year, seven formerly incarcerated students affiliated with Columbia's Center for Justice will graduate from the university.

We want to keep you updated on the many ways our team is working to dismantle injustice and create opportunities for formerly incarcerated leaders

Celebrating the life and mourning the loss of our co-founder and co-director Kathy Boudin

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