The Ethics Project is a multiple award-winning non-profit, 501(c) (3) corporation with a mission to reduce the impact of crime, over incarceration and injustice by increasing collaboration of agencies and ministries that serve those most affected by crime and by raising the bar on ethical conduct within the system. Our efforts include designing and implementing programs that serve to decrease conflicts between law enforcement and the community, providing opportunities for integration of services, heightening effective use of resources, increasing awareness of national trends and best practices, and providing guidance toward joint problem solving and strategic execution. Through youth summits, leadership workshops, and community programs, we educate students, educators and the general public about the school to prison pipeline and other issues of over-incarceration and help shape conversations that lead to racial understanding, excellence in education, academic achievement and economic empowerment as a means of decreasing crime and the impact of incarceration.
The vision of The Ethics Project is a more just, equitable and less punitive society that recognizes and encourages the talents and abilities of all.
To improve the well-being or our youth and strengthen our community by addressing the impact of crime, incarceration, and injustice on children, families and the community as a whole.
It was our honor and privilege to partner with the University of Missouri St. Louis, Howard University and to consult with the US Department of Justice to host The National Youth Summit on Education, Justice, and the US Economy. We look forward to future partnerships in continuing our efforts to raise the bar on academic achievement and changing the landscape of over-criminalization of our children.
We are grateful to all of our volunteers and advisors and especially for the past assistance of Senator Claire McCaskill and her Deputy Chief of Staff, Tod Martin, for his assistance in developing first The National Youth Summit and in communicating with The White House to attempt to secure the participation of then President of the United States, Barack Obama. It was through those efforts that The National Youth Summit has become a leading force in social justice education.
For more information, please visit: The Ethics Project’s website at http://www.theethicsproject.org/about-tep/about-us.php