Justice Exchange is a collective of academics, students, and volunteers who seek to advance collaborative and community justices. We approach justice as a collective concern with the aim of cultivating and connecting people and communities. Our criminal justice system operates within an adversarial model that tends to individualize conflicts and social problems and segregate people from each other and life sustaining supports and resources. Concerns around safety and accountability are central to justice and should not diminish an individual or a shared well-being. We believe that justice should help improve our life circumstances, build communities, and provide opportunities for people to learn, grow, and create.
We imagine our vision of justice through three key objectives: 1) collaborative research and dissemination with a focus on community justices and the dismantling of segregative and punitive frameworks; 2) building constellations of resource and support through the sharing of information and community liaising; 3) public education and awareness on collaborative and community justices through public campaigns and projects; 4) advancing collaborative and community justices through pedagogical praxis
A part of our commitment to a collaborative and community approach to justices is to ensure that those who have the least amount of access to formal justice and other life sustaining resources are central to our work, learning, and growth. This includes working with people in and out of prison.
Thank you for helping us learn, grow, and create!