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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 and features:

  • Criminal Justice Is at the Heart of Initiatives Across Columbia” by Georgette Jasen, which examines the university’s interdisciplinary effort to reduce mass incarceration and to support children, families and communities.
  • Columbia’s Youth Justice Initiatives
  • SIM|ED, a  tech incubator that focuses on social justice innovations for young people and formerly incarcerated individuals, as well as law enforcement officials.
  • Justice-in-Education Scholar Jarrell Daniels’s TED Talk on reforming the justice system with the use of educational programs
  • Federal Judge Jed Rakoff, who discusses cases fresh off the bench in his Criminal Law class for first-year students at Columbia Law School.
  • Would You Survive Parole?” by Rebecca Kelliher, which explores an experiential model that represents life after prison and the frustration of individuals reclaiming their lives. 
  • From the Inside Out, a one-day justice conference (September 21, 2019) in New York City that will meet and resist linguistic methods of dehumanization, which foster implicit and explicit biases about people in the criminal justice system.

Read the full newsletter here.


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