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The mission of The Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. Center for Education, Justice & Ethics is to:
Conduct public policy research that advances racial and economic equity in education and social outcomes;
Advocate for ethical criminal and juvenile justice reforms that redress sentencing disparities and restore the fabric of those communities unduly impacted by patterns of mass incarceration;
Provide intergenerational forums for discussing critical social issues that foster civic engagement, encourage youth leadership development, shape public discourse, and influence the formation of a responsive policy agenda; and
Develop model, evidence-based, and research-driven programmatic solutions to the systemic challenges confronting and disproportionately impacting disadvantaged communities through the formation of Beloved Community Partnerships (BCP) that uplift and transform resilient communities.