Get Involved

If you are interested in getting involved with the Prisons and Justice Initiative, please complete our Volunteer Intake Form. Volunteer opportunities include research assistance for our incarcerated scholars the the DC Jail, mentoring children with incarcerated parents, assisting before, during, and after events, and participating in our internship matching program. Additionally, please consider the following:

  1. Subscribe to our mailing list for occasional updates and event announcements from the Prisons and Justice Initiative and related organizations.
     
  2. Sign up for a visit to the DC Jail. On Thursday afternoons we hold our lecture series, which features a different speaker each week and serves as a gathering for all of our credit and non-credit students. This is a great opportunity to see the Scholars Program up close, as well as get to know our inside students.
     
  3. To help us in our mission by contributing a gift to the Initiative, click here.
     

One of the best ways to get involved in prison reform is to stay informed about current events in criminal justice. The Marshall Project circulates a daily digest of articles about criminal justice reform by email.

Georgetown students who are interested in tutoring or teaching opportunities within a correctional facility should consider joining the Prison Outreach program, which currently offers GED tutoring at the D.C. Jail.