Justice and Equity

Columbia Helps Robin Hood Foundation Offer Better Support to the City’s Poor

An expanded poverty tracking survey will now look at early childhood poverty and the experiences of Asian-American New Yorkers.


Op-Ed: Trump’s tax reform is leaving millions of poor children behind

Center on Poverty and Social Policy's Sophie Collyer along with David Harris from the Children’s Research and Education Institute discuss how the poorest families and their children in the United States are not eligible for benefits from the 2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

The Los Angeles Times
January 17, 2019

Keeping Kids Out of Cells

The Justice Lab's Vincent Schiraldi speaks about the benefits of keeping youth offenders out of prisons and the importance of juvenile justice reform across the country.

The San Francisco Chronicle
December 29, 2019

The Tax Break for Children, Except the Ones Who Need It Most

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy research shows the latest federal child tax credit often doesn't reach the families who need it the most.

The New York Times
December 17, 2019


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The Outside: Episode 1

This is a the first in a series of videos from the Tamer Center's ReEntry Acceleration Program featuring formerly incarcerated individuals and how they are adjusting to life outside prison.

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Courtney Cogburn and Desmond Patton on Social Work, Media & Technology

School of Social Work's Courtney Cogburn and Desmond Patton discuss why social workers need to be at the table when planning applications of new media & technology.

News and Research

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From the Inside Out: The Power of Language to Incarcerate

The Center for Justice recently held a conference about how language can be used to reinforce stereotypes and biases against people in the criminal justice system.

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Mapping Hunger in New York City: A Look at the Rate of Food Hardship in New York City Neighborhoods

A new report from the Center on Poverty and Social Policy shows that more than half of New Yorkers experienced food hardship at least once over four years.