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Institute on Race and Justice

We examine how race influences important questions about institutional policies and how it affects urban communities.

Our Mission

Based at Northeastern University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the mission of the Institute on Race and Justice (IRJ) is to utilize strategic social science research methodologies to assist government agencies, educational institutions, and community stakeholders in the development of policy changes to advance the cause of social justice. The Institute was founded on the premise that academic institutions can work with communities to provide rigorous and objective information that can be used to influence policy changes that advance the cause of social justice.