Criminal Justice Reform

Criminal Justice Reform

From children to adults, our criminal justice system dehumanizes people and rarely offers restorative approaches for remediating harm experienced by victims of crimes or to those accused of committing them. Bias in policing, prosecution, and the prison system lead to the unfair treatment of people of color in their communities and when interacting with the justice system. 

The Center for Equity, Justice and the Human Spirit will collaborate with criminal justice reform stakeholders and community members to determine how the Center can advocate for policy and systems change. The Center will also work with students interested in conducting public policy research that will provide guidance on the latest challenges and progressive initiatives happening in the field of criminal justice reform.


The Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit conducts original research to impact policy, change practice and inspire purpose in the areas of preK-16 education equity, criminal justice reform and environmental sustainability. The Center’s research and advocacy are tools for transformational social change and uplifting of the human spirit.

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