Justice Involvement Coalition

We are a group of researchers, scholars, teachers, and students at Emory University committed to helping foster a culture of eminence in relation to work on equity and justice. In order to do transformative national and international work on mass incarceration and justice involved communities, we work together and with the wider Emory and Atlanta community to address some of the main issues of our modern day criminal justice system. As a group, we are interested in the issues and practices of justice involvement. Our work spans disciplines and approaches. Members of the Justice Coalition work in health, political science, theology, higher education studies, disability studies, ethics, and more.

Image of a white tower with a small clock against trees with redish leaves, indicating it was taken in the Fall.

“We have a system of justice in [the US] that treats you much better if you’re rich and guilty than if you’re poor and innocent. Wealth, not culpability, shapes outcomes.”

Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative

On this site, you can find bios of our central members and along with some of our academic and public works and a list of student dissertations and theses. This site provides information on student groups and other Emory collaborations on the area of justice involvement. Finally, the White Paper found under the Emory Engagement tab provides a more detailed overview of this work as it is situated in Emory and Atlanta, GA.

Find us on social media:

  • Instagram: @justiceinvolvementcoalition
  • Facebook: @emoryJIC
  • Twitter: @emoryJIC

To learn more or to be added to the Justice Involvement Coalition listserv, please email Dr. Donna Troka at dtroka@emory.edu or Dr. Jennifer Sarrett at jsarret@emory.edu.


This website is being developed out of the Academic Learning Community sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence at Emory University during Spring 2019.

To learn more about the work of the Academic Learning Community, start by reading the White Paper on Emory Engagement with Incarceration in Georgia.