Welcome back for the 2018-19 academic year! Now in its third year, the Prisons and Justice Initiative continues to host extremely informative, educational, and topical programming. 

Currently, we are underway with our spring semester of the Georgetown Prison Scholars Program at the DC Jail. This semester includes 2 credit-bearing courses in addition to seven non-credit courses and a weekly lecture series for 50 male and female scholars currently residing at the Jail.  Check out this new video that includes special footage from the Fall celebration of our first semester offering credit-bearing classes to our incarcerated scholars!

We have also partnered with the McDonough School of Business and the D.C. Department of Employment services to create the Pivot Program. Pivot is a ten month reentry program that combines liberal studies with training in business and entrepreneruship for returning citizens in the District. In January 2019, we welcomed eighteen Pivot Fellows, who are now transitioning into internships with local employers, while continuing their academic studies. For more information on the Pivot Program, please visit its website or contact our team via email at pivot@georgetown.edu

We are thrilled to share the third PJI Annual Report, which highlights the Initiative's activities in 2017-2018. The report includes photos and images from the many events and programs that we hosted last year, as well as a description of our mission and continuing plans for the future. Download the full report here. 

If you're interesting in getting involved with the Prisons and Justice Initiative, please check out our available opportunities!


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