The Criminal Justice Caucus seeks to provide a forum for CSSW students to access a spectrum of issues related to the social issue of criminal justice in order to build awareness, raise consciousness, and enhance practice competencies. Through the use and facilitation of film, lectures, debate, panels, and trainings, the caucus provides essential context and information about prison expansion in the United State. We believe it is the right and responsibility of all social work students to access critical dialogue, both inside and outside of the classroom, about the needs of people affected by incarceration. Student voices are essential in building solutions to serve the magnitude of need of people in prison, jail, on parole, on probation, victims of crime, children of prisoners, and their families.

For more information, please contact Dominique Roberts at dtr2110@columbia.edu.