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About John Jay

A senior college of the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice is the preeminent national and international leader in educating for justice. Set in the heart of New York City, John Jay offers students a rigorous liberal arts curriculum that balances the sciences, humanities and the arts with professional studies. Offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees, the College is recognized for award-winning professors whose research and scholarship address some of the most pressing issues of the day. Since its founding in 1964, John Jay’s faculty, students and alumni have been challenging the status quo as fierce advocates for justice. It is this mission that makes John Jay one of the largest veteran-serving educational institutions in the country. Today, John Jay is building upon its legacy of excellence and public service by enhancing direct services and programming to assist veterans in successfully transitioning from service member to student and from student to professional.


MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society.

MacArthur is one of the nation's largest independent foundations. Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, helps improve public policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media.



For any questions, please contact Bettina Muenster, bmuenster@jjay.cuny.edu