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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's conference will take place virtually. The theme is Towards Freedom: Violence, Safety, and Abolition 2021. 

A fiscal analysis of pending justice reforms in New York State finds that implementing them would collectively save and/or generate an estimated $1

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