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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Slide 1: Beyond the Bars Conference
Slide 2: Beyond The Bars Organizers together posing for photo
Slide 3: Women Transcending Collective Leadership Institute
Slide 4: Beyond the Bars participants holding sign that says "I'm not free until she's free"
Slide 5: JAYC Graduation
Slide 6: Group of Columbia graduates from the Center for Justice
Echoes of Attica, a music/theater piece about the 1971 Attica Prison revolt, will be performed by formerly incarcerated actors and musicians, to ra
Why Understanding Restorative and Transformative Justice on Their Own Terms, and At Their Best and Worst, Will Help Us Build More of Both
We are dedicated to carrying forward Kathy Boudin’s unwavering passion and fierce commitment to ending mass incarceration, to investing in the powe