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