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Syllabus: A History of Poverty

December 18, 2018 JIE Updates

This is the syllabus for a course taught in 2017 at a maximum-security New York State prison. The course investigates the history of American poverty from the colonial...

Announcing the 2018-2020 Social Justice Institute Cohort

September 5, 2018 Opportunities

The BCRW Social Justice Institute is thrilled to welcome the 2018-2020 cohort, with Artist-in-Residence La Vaughn Belle, Researcher-in-Residence Mariame Kaba,...

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Opportunity: Part Time Paid Teaching Position with Rikers Debate Project

August 4, 2019 Opportunities

The Rikers Debate Project teaches competitive debate skills — including communication, conflict resolution, and public citizenship—to students held in Rikers Island jails...

Norman Redlich Capital Defense Distinguished Service Award Presented to Professor Bernard Harcourt

July 31, 2019 In the Press

The Committee on Capital Punishment of the New York City Bar Association unanimously voted to award Columbia Law School Professor Bernard E. Harcourt the Norman Redlich...

Opportunity: 2019-2020 Beyond the Bars Fellowship Application is Now Available

July 23, 2019 Opportunities

The Beyond the Bars Fellowship offers students and community members an interdisciplinary leadership development program to develop and deepen their identity, analysis,...

Columbia University and Local Museums to Bring Arts Education to Incarcerated People

July 19, 2019 Press Releases

Columbia University’s Department of Art History & Archaeology and its Justice-in-Education Initiative will fund new a new arts program, “Art from Within,” for...

Opportunity: John Jay’s Navigator Certificate in Human Services & Community Justice

July 15, 2019 Opportunities

Do you provide direct services to other people involved in the criminal justice system — or want to start working in this field? Were you involved in the criminal justice...

Celebrating Recent Policy Proposals from Columbia’s Justice Ambassadors Youth Council Grand Summit

July 11, 2019 JIE Updates

The event marked the culmination of an eight week course hosted by Columbia University’s Center for Justice in which youth, aged 16-24, worked alongside city officials to...

Recent Columbia Newsletter Focuses on Criminal Justice Initiatives

July 9, 2019 In the Press

The latest Columbia Newsletter focuses on criminal justice initiatives happening on campus.

Call for Proposals: From the Inside Out: The Power of Language to Incarcerate

June 25, 2019 Opportunities

The Center for Justice at Columbia University and The Confined Arts present “From the Inside Out: The Power of Language to Incarcerate,” a one-day justice conference in...

Two New Reports on Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education

June 1, 2019 In the Press

Two new reports were released on the Vera Institute for Justice's project: Unlocking Potential: Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education.