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We create access to higher education and pathways to satisfying careers. We advocate for the right to housing, employment, healthcare, and other human rights too often denied people with criminal convictions.

The Institute for Justice and Opportunity needs your help to make sure people can go to school and succeed there. Our Financial Assistance Scholarship Fund provides direct financial support to help students in our College Initiative program pay rent and utility bills, buy groceries, and surmount other financial obstacles that would otherwise derail their academic progress. Please consider making a contribution today.

Donations to the Institute for Justice and Opportunity are processed through the Research Foundation of CUNY (a 501c3). From our donation page, click the “select” button across from “the Institute for Justice and Opportunity.” 

You can also mail your check payable to the Research Foundation of CUNY and include Institute for Justice and Opportunity in the memo to:

Institute for Justice and Opportunity
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street, Suite 603BMW
New York, NY 10019

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