Community Justice Project News
Retrospective Case Study Reveals the Impact of Phone Calls on Prisoners and Their Families
“If you nurture a plant, it grows; if you comfort a loved one incarcerated, it encourages his awareness for being loved.” A study conducted by the University of St. Thomas Community Justice Project Legal Clinic in 2013 found a simple phone call to a loved one from prison is like “a fistful of gold,” a lifeline to prisoners. Through this study, twenty-two men of the Power of People Leadership Institute were able to reflect back to their time while incarcerated and express their need for telephone calls as a “light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel.” Since being released from prison, these men have served as leaders in the community.
Lawyers of Color Names Levy-Pounds One of the Most Influential Law Professors in the U.S.
University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds, Director of The Community Justice Project, is one of the most influential young minority law professors in the country, according to media and research company Lawyers of Color.
Prof. Levy-Pounds calls for a Paradigm Shift in Public Education
Prof. Levy-Pounds calls for a paradigm shift in public education in an article in Minn Post.
KFAI Interview: Prison Phone Justice
KFAI's Rico Morales talked with Dr. Tyner and Community Justice Project student, Terri Schmitz, about helping families stay in touch when someone is incarcerated.
The Prison Phone Justice Team at the Racial Justice Rally
Prison Phone Justice Team of the Community Justice Project attend at the Racial Justice Rally on March 5, 2014
Rosenblum: Calls to reform unfair prison phone system
Dr. Tyner and Teri Schmitz featured in a Start Tribune article, Rosenblum: Calls to reform unfair prison phone system on March 5.
Professor Levy-Pounds Speaks at the School to Prison Pipeline Protest and Rally at Central High School
Professor Levy-Pounds Speaks at the School to Prison Pipeline Protest and Rally at Central High School. See the story and video coverage.
Dr. Tyner Serves as Panelist at the ABA’s School to Prison Pipeline Town Hall Forum
Dr. Tyner serves as a panelist at the ABA’s School to Prison Pipeline Town Hall Forum.
Prof. Levy-Pounds recognized in the new generation of African-American leaders with a new fight
Prof. Levy-Pounds, Director of the Community Justice Project, is recognized as a part of the 'new generation of African-American leaders' with a new fight here in the Twin Cities.
Watch Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds' moving speech on the status of Martin Luther King's dream
MLK's Dream: Where Are We Now? watch Prof. Levy-Pounds speak on and to Dr. Martin Luther King's dream
Support Brotherhood Inc. on 2012 Give To The Max Day
Show your support for the Community Justice Project's cherished organization. Brotherhood, Inc's mission is to enable African-American youths and young adults to envision and achieve successful futures.
Check out a promotional video for Brotherhood Inc. for 2012 Give To The Max Day: