March 11, 2021

The Enormous Cost of Parole Violations in New York

The Justice Lab and The Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform (Lippman Commission) released a groundbreaking report uncovering how much New York State and local governments spend on incarcerating individuals for technical violations of parole rules — acts such as not reporting to a parole officer, living at an unapproved residence, missing curfew, or failing drug or alcohol tests.

February 01, 2021

Journal of Pediatrics Publishes "The Justice System and Young Adults With Substance Use Disorders"

The January 2021 edition of the Journal of Pediatrics — a publication of the American Academy of Pediatrics — featured an article on harm reduction and developmentally appropriate treatment for young adults with substance use disorders. Titled “The Justice System and Young Adults With Substance Use Disorders,” the article was authored by two members of the Columbia Justice Lab’s Emerging Adult Justice Project: Lael Chester, Director of the program, and Selen Siringil Perker, a Senior Research Associate.




April 14, 2021

From Pandemic Reforms to Systematic Change: Bridging Disparities in Probation and Parole by Ensuring Food and Health Access

The pandemic has undeniably exposed the glaring racial and economic disparities that exist within the U.S. Over the past year, low-income people and people of color have faced a perfect storm: disproportionately enduring the impacts of a global pandemic while continuing to endure the disparate treatment within the justice system and high rates of supervision by probation and parole agencies.