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Criminal Justice Team

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The Social Justice Hub Criminal Justice Team has launched this semester!

The Team will work to promote awareness and change related to social justice issues in the Criminal Justice System (CJS).


**Our meetings and events are canceled for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Please check back for more information about getting involved next fall!

Our meetings take place weekly in the Social Justice Hub (Union South, 2nd Floor). At these meetings, we either brainstorm ideas for future events or campaigns and work on existing plans for events or we discuss research plans. Examples of what the Team is working on include the Wrongful Convictions Symposium, People of Color in Law, and volunteering with local organizations. We are also launching a podcast and newsletter with the research we collect. 

Team members are invited to pursue whatever social justice-related issues in the Criminal Justice System they are passionate about through the Criminal Justice Team. Come meet fellow students who are interested in working to make the criminal justice system better, have your ideas heard, and learn how you can get involved!

 Leadership Positions

Leadership positions for the 2020-2021 academic year are now open! All positions are open. You may apply for multiple positions, but you can only be selected for one. While participation in the team this year will be considered, all UW-Madison students are welcome to apply regardless of involvement with the team this year. The application can be found here.

Position Descriptions:

Team Co-Director: Two positions. The co-directors will work together to lead meetings, make sure tasks are assigned to team members, routinely reach out to other organizations and individuals about collaborations, keep team leaders organized and in touch, stay in contact with the Social Justice Hub director about meetings and events, and any other duties necessary to helping the team run smoothly and efficiently. This will be a fairly time intensive position- expect several hours a week outside of meetings, and be able to attend all meetings.

Administrative Lead: This person will prepare agendas for meetings in conjunction with the co-directors, take notes during meetings, and perform other administrative-related tasks as needed to help the team run smoothly. This role should only come with an hour or so of work outside of meetings but does require you to attend all meetings.

Marketing Lead: This person will be in charge of creating promotional materials for team meetings and events as well as updating the team's website (no prior website experience is needed at the program is fairly basic and intuitive). Experience with material creation in programs like Canva or Adobe InDesign would be helpful, but is not required. This role requires several hours of work outside of meetings, with exact amounts of work varying based on where the team is in the planning process.

Research Team Lead: This person will be in charge of running research team meetings and coordinating the research team's efforts. This may require some trial and error as we did not have time to get the research team off the ground this year. The work for this position will mostly be at meetings, but may require some time outside of meetings providing support to research team members.

Newsletter Editor: This person will compile all team members' research pieces into a newsletter to be sent out every two weeks. This includes editing pieces and creating an aesthetically pleasing and logically ordered newsletter, so this will be a fairly time intensive role. You may consider taking on a co-editor if the work load is too heavy. We did not have time to start the newsletter this year, so this will likely require some trial and error.

Please email us to be added to our Criminal Justice Team email list or with questions or comments