The Columbia Justice Lab is a university research center whose work focuses on crime and criminal justice policy. We conduct research on incarceration, community supervision, reentry, youth development, community safety, narrative change, and racial justice.

We take a community-centered vision of justice that promotes healing and resilience, rather than surveillance and punishment, to address social problems rooted in racial and economic inequality.


January 24, 2024

The Justice Lab 2023: Year in Review

Since its launch in 2017, the Justice Lab has conducted cutting-edge research, elevated the voices of those directly impacted by incarceration, and placed the convening power of a great university in the service of communities seeking to reimagine justice. This past year, the Lab has made significant strides in advancing its mission.


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