Through conventional consulting and novel artistic approaches, the Shapiro Justice Initiative works at the community level to improve safety and reduce involvement with the criminal justice system. At the government level, the Initiative addresses justice policy and practice through a family-focused lens.

The Initiative believes that by utilizing existing social networks and expertise and through enhancing current practices, solutions to the most challenging justice problems can be solved at the individual, community and country levels.

To start the conversation, creative work is used to engage students, faculty, and community members through school and gallery pop-up shows that help communicate justice issues and inspire solutions for change.  Mission