The goal of this organization is to create a space for dialogues regarding criminal justice reform on college campuses. By framing the organization’s agenda around political action that can be taken on the local level, it is our hope to generate a group that will have a continual presence in criminal justice reform throughout the country.
In addition to promoting criminal justice reform through political means, this group will also oversee service opportunities that will directly impact individuals currently involved in the carceral system. Through the BARS organization, students have the opportunity to volunteer at a host of different correctional facilities. While this service aspect is not at the forefront of the organization’s agenda, it is our hope to facilitate many different avenues for participation in criminal justice reform.