The Center for Justice-Impacted Students at Middlesex College works to advance higher educational opportunities for justice-impacted students.
Across the state of New Jersey, we provide access to higher educational opportunities and high-quality college programming to currently incarcerated youth through our partnerships with the Camden and Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Centers (JDC) and with the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC).
On campus, we act as an education and advocacy body for supporting the implementation of inclusive policies and practices that advance educational opportunities for justice-impacted students, and we serve as a resource hub and support center for justice-impacted students.
Designed specifically for formerly incarcerated and justice-impacted students on our College campus, our Justice Scholars Program offers holistic support, advising, and other relevant services to help our Scholars succeed and establish a sense of community as they transition home from carceral settings.
“My experience with having a shot at participating in a college class helped me to realize a better future and wanting to go to college; it brought back my interest in continuing my education.”
B.B. started his college journey as a student in the English Composition I class in Spring 2021.
How To Get Involved
Justice-impacted students who would like to utilize our services can join the Justice Scholars Program. Justice Scholars Program Application Form
Middlesex College students who are interested in working with the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center residents or in advancing advocacy efforts towards juvenile justice reform can do so by joining the Juvenile Justice Reform Club. Juvenile Justice Reform Club Membership Request Form
Middlesex College alumni are welcome to participate in our program operations, including through mentorship roles and guest speaker engagements. We keep an active alumni database and encourage all of our alumni who are interested in keeping up to date with program operations or volunteering to reach out to the program staff. Alumni Database Intake Form
Subscribe to our newsletter for program updates, announcements, news from our students and alumni, and resources on juvenile justice reform, including educational opportunities. Newsletter Subscription Request Form