The Center for Law and Justice was founded by Dr. Alice Green in 1985. For the past 25 years, the Center has been serving the low-income and disadvantaged communities of New York through education and advocacy.
The Center for Law and Justice envisions a peaceful, just, and compassionate community that provides each resident with equal access to the goods, services and opportunities of that community. It also seeks the fair and just treatment of all people throughout the civil and criminal justice systems, and works to reduce reliance upon incarceration.
One of the primary components of the Center for Law and Justice, the Jeffrey Wood Re-Entry Center, facilitates the successful transition into mainstream society of those residents with a criminal conviction and/or incarceration experience. The Re-Entry Center strives to educate the community to embrace the entire spectrum of issues encompassed in re-entry, from crime prevention to post-incarceration transition services, and identifies and alleviates individual, social, and institutional barriers to re-entry.
The Center for Law and Justice, including the Re-entry Center, employs four major strategies to accomplish its objectives: prevention and empowerment, community education and outreach, advocacy, and community organizing.