Justice-in-Education Initiative Featured in Columbia Spectator

December 17, 2019 In the Press

In an articled for Columbia Spectator’s The Eye, Claudia Gohn reports on ways that the Columbia University community has pushed for expanded higher education opportunities for previously incarcerated individuals. She writes, 

Columbia as an institution also drives conversations on how to address issues of criminal justice and mass incarceration. Columbia’s Center for Justice, tucked away at the end of the hallway on the second floor of Schermerhorn Hall, is an interdisciplinary center that strives to find alternatives to incarceration through community programs and with the help of other University bodies. It’s host to programs such as the Justice-in-Education Initiative, as well as opportunities for nontraditional paths of education. Beyond these initiatives, formerly incarcerated students are creating spaces for themselves on campus using networks of community and advocacy.

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