Georgetown University’s Prisons and Justice Initiative was founded in 2016 to respond to the dual crisis of incarceration and recidivism. PJI brings together leading scholars, practitioners, students and those affected by the criminal justice system to tackle the problem of mass incarceration — one of the most crucial moral and political issues of our time.

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Prison Scholars Program

A Georgetown education for incarcerated students in DC and Maryland

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Pivot Program

Business training and leadership development for formerly incarcerated professionals

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MORCA-Georgetown Paralegal Program

Building returning citizens' careers in the field of law

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PJI offers transformative education programs for incarcerated students and returning citizens. Through these programs and through public events, and research seminars, PJI works to better understand the causes and consequences of the mass incarceration crisis and to contribute to bipartisan solutions for effective reform.

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