Relevant Links

Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work

The Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work strives to enhance human well-being and promote human rights and social and economic justice.

Institute for Research on Poverty

IRP researches the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality in the United States. 

Justice Lab

The justice lab focuses on ending/reducing racial, economic, and health disparities by critically examining the causes of spatial inequality.

Center for Law, Society, and Justice

The Center for Law, Society, and Justice (CLSJ) houses two interdisciplinary undergraduate programs related to law, legal institutions, and criminal justice: the Legal Studies major and the Criminal Justice Certificate.


JustDane (previously Madison-area Urban Ministry) is private, non-profit agency that offers an array of direct service programs for individuals and families involved in the criminal justice system.

The Pathfinder Network

The Pathfinder Network provides justice system-impacted individuals and families the tools and support they need to be safe and thrive in their communities.

Promote Smart Decarceration Grand Challenge

The Grand Challenges for Social Work, the flagship program of the American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare (AASWSW), is a groundbreaking initiative to champion social progress powered by science.

Kids With Incarcerated Parents

Research updates and insights on blog posts written by UW Professor Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, a child clinical psychologist who studies child and family health disparities and well-being from an interdisciplinary perspective, her students, and her colleagues.

The Literacy Link

The Literacy Link brings evidence-informed literacy and learning opportunities to young children with parents or caregivers involved in local correctional systems.