The goal is for NYU to offer a welcoming environment for those who have, directly or indirectly, had contact with the criminal justice system. The NYU Prison Education Program works across the university in collaboration with various programs and university offices to offer financial assistance and professional development opportunities that support the inclusion and goals of criminal justice impacted individuals and communities.

The Prison Education Program has a list of resources that are available in New York City. Here is a list of resources that NYU community members may be specifically interested in. To Share a University resource please complete a query form on the Contact page.

Bobst Library Research Guides

NYU Libraries maintains a public Mass Incarceration Research Guide. The goal of this guide is to showcase academic resources about mass incarceration and the prison industrial complex. For more information about the library’s resources, please contact Subject Librarian Jill Conte, jill.conte@nyu.edu.

NYU Admissions Prior Criminal Conviction Questions

NYU is committed to treating those with a criminal or disciplinary history with dignity and respect, and have developed a web resource and process about the admissions application questions about prior criminal convictions or disciplinary actions. If you have any questions about NYU’s philosophy and approach to criminal or disciplinary offenses, please contact Jonathan Williams, Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions, at +1 212 998 4554.

Student-Led Initiatives and Organizations

There are also student-led initiatives and organizations, both undergraduate and graduate, that advocate for incarcerated or formerly incarcerated populations: