University Partners

The Justice Initiative collaborates with a wide array of partners across Columbia University working to address the advancement of sustainable solutions.

The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS)

The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) works with the faculty, students, and staff of Columbia University and its affiliates to increase the utility and impact of their research and scholarship. We offer a plethora of partnership opportunities: Columbia’s institutional repositoryAcademic Commons, the Scholarly Communication Program (including research data management services), our publications services (including special projects), conference services, video services, and Wikischolars.

The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL)

The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) was founded at Columbia University in 1999 to enhance teaching and learning through the purposeful use of new media and technology. In partnership with faculty, the Center supports efforts ranging from basic course website management to advanced project development. CCNMTL is committed to remaining a leader in the field of new media teaching and learning, engaging faculty, educators, librarians, partner institutions, and the community in the reinvention of education for the digital age.

The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP)

The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) is Columbia University’s research institute dedicated to the social sciences.  ISERP pioneers research, shapes public policy, and integrates knowledge and methods across the social sciences.

The Justice Initiative at Columbia University (JI)

The Justice Initiative at Columbia University is committed to reducing the nation’s reliance on incarceration through education, research and policy. Its mission is to help transform a criminal justice system from one that is driven by punishment and retribution to one that is centered on prevention and healing. The Initiative is interdisciplinary and built around community collaboration. It works in partnership with schools, departments, centers and institutes across Columbia, other universities, government agencies, community organizations, advocates and those directly affected by the criminal justice system.

The Criminal Justice Initiative: Supporting Children, Families and Communities (CJI)

The Criminal Justice Initiative: Supporting Children, Families and Communities (CJI), located at the Columbia University School of Social Work, was created in the fall of 2009 to address the societal impacts of the unprecedented numbers of people incarcerated during the past three decades, many of whom also face significant challenges upon returning home.