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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Justice Through Code, jointly offered by Columbia University’s Center for Justice, and the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business

Expansion Includes $4 Million in grants to support Design and Implement Automatic Record Clearance Technology with Code for America’s Clear My

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

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