A collection of open teaching and learning materials curated by BMCC faculty
Research, Policy, Advocacy, Legislation
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
American Correctional Association (ACA) provides a professional organization for all individuals and groups, both public and private that share a common goal of improving the justice system.
Brookings Institute conducts research and education in the social sciences, primarily in economics, metropolitan policy, governance, foreign policy, and global economy and economic development.
Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Center for Court Innovation works to create a more effective and humane justice system by performing original research and helping launch reforms around the world.
Center for Effective Public Policy assists justice system professionals and their partners to collaboratively identify and implement effective, evidence-based strategies that reduce harm and improve justice system outcomes.
Center for Justice at Columbia is committed to reducing the nation’s reliance on incarceration and advancing alternative approaches to safety and justice through education, research and policy.
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights organize with Black, Brown, and low-income people to shift resources away from prisons and punishment, and towards opportunities that make our communities safe, healthy, and strong.
Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
Fortune Society has the vision is to foster a world where all who are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated will thrive as positive, contributing members of society.
Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world.
Innocence Project exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.
Institute for Law and Justice is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to consulting, research, evaluation, and training in criminal justice. Our mission is to bring the best of research and practice to the criminal justice and public safety field.
National Registry of Exonerations collects, analyzes and disseminates information about all known exonerations of innocent criminal defendants in the United States, from 1989 to the present.
National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women provides guidance and support to criminal justice professionals – and to promote evidence-based, gender-responsive policies and practices – in order to reduce the number and improve the outcomes of women involved in the criminal justice system.
NYC Transformative Justice Hub provides political education for anyone interested in transformative justice and community accountability; a space for people actively engaged in the work to process, and get consultations and support; and, more connectivity and visibility across groups doing TJ and CA work.
Osborne Association works in partnership with individuals, families, and communities to create opportunities for people affected by the criminal justice system to further develop their strengths and lead lives of responsibility and contribution.
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research.
Prison Policy Initiative produces cutting edge research to expose the broader harm of mass criminalization, and then sparks advocacy campaigns to create a more just society.
Prisoner Reentry Institute’s diversified portfolio reflects an overall focus on understanding what it takes for people to live successfully in their communities after contact with the criminal justice system, and on increasing the effectiveness of the professionals who work with them.
Restorative Justice Initiative is a citywide, multi-sector organizing and advocacy project seeking to increase support for, and access to, restorative justice processes for all New Yorkers.
Safer Foundation is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit providers of services designed exclusively for people with criminal records.
The Boston Review is a political and literary forum—a public space for discussion of ideas and culture.
The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.
Urban Institute is the trusted source for unbiased, authoritative insights that inform consequential choices about the well-being of people and places in the United States.
Vera Institute works in partnership with local, state, and national government officials to create change from within.
Women and Prison: A Site for Resistance is a website, installation + zine created entirely from the work + lives of America’s incarcerated women.
Women’s Prison Association works with women at all stages of criminal justice involvement. The agency promotes alternatives to incarceration and helps women living in the community to avoid arrest or incarceration by making positive changes in their lives.
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