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.
I want to learn more about
Image Carousel with 6 slides
A carousel is a rotating set of images. Use the previous and next buttons to change the displayed slide
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
Photos and Video from our Inaugural Kathy Boudin Lecture
Collective Leadership Institute alum Gale Muhammad shares how the program changed her life and supported her work
Our Right/Write to Heal Initiative traveled to Maine to perform their “Why I Write” spoken word and to visit currently incarcerated women who also