For 43 years, The Justice Education Center’s mission has been to prevent and reduce crime and violence, improve public safety, strengthen local communities and offer young people essential opportunities to achieve emotional wellness, innovative pathways toward educational success and sustainable growth in their chosen careers.

In Honor

The Justice Education Center’s work is dedicated to the memories of the Honorable David M. Borden, Retired Supreme Court Justice and member of the Appellate Court. The Honorable Raymond R. Norko, founding Judge of the nationally-recognized Hartford Community Court.  The Honorable Bernard Sullivan, retired Police Chief of Hartford and retired Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Safety (now DESPP). Mrs. Norma H. Schatz, Juvenile Justice Advocate.

As leading members of The Justice Education Center’s Board of Directors, their support and enthusiasm for The Center’s programs was unwavering.

The Honorable David M. Borden
The Honorable Raymond R. Norko
The Honorable Bernie Sullivan
Mrs. Norma H. Schatz

Their visions and passion for justice will always serve as our steadfast guide and source of inspiration.

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Career Pathways Technology Collaborative

The Career Pathways Technology Collaborative recognizes that capitalizing on a student’s aptitudes and interests leads to high school graduation, future study and long-term sustainable careers.

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ECHO - Self Esteem, Health, and Wellness

ECHO Perfect 10 is a training and experiential learning initiative implemented in 2012 to prepare high school and young adults for introduction to workplace culture, nurture interest in a variety of employment opportunities, increase self-confidence and u

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Eyewitness Identification

Eyewitness misidentification is the single greatest cause of wrongful convictions nationwide, playing a role in 72% of convictions overturned through DNA testing.

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Bias Crimes and Bullying

The Bias Crimes Diversion Project is a 10-week interactive, research-based curriculum created by The Justice Education Center.

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Officer Wellness, Community Healing and Resiliency

All forms of violence, personal and community, have robbed America’s neighborhoods of a sense of connection, safety and well-being.

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The Science and Health After School Initiative at the ANCHOR Program

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Project Safe Neighborhoods

For over 10 years, The Justice Education Center and the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut have collaborated on initiatives to reduce violence and curb juvenile crime. Entitled Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the U.S. Department

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