The Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. Center for Education, Justice and Ethics
The Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. Center for Education, Justice and Ethics at the University of Maryland researches, develops solutions for and provides a forum for discussing the prevailing issues facing underserved, minority communities today.
The Judge AW Center is based in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The Center was founded by the Honorable Judge Alexander Williams, Jr., who served for nearly 20 years as a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland in Greenbelt, Md.
CENTER PROJECTS: Collateral Consequences
The Center especially focuses on:
- Educational preparedness and bridging the achievement gap
- Justice and fairness in social, civic, economic, jurisprudential and media matters
- Ethical guideposts for building integrity and community values
The scope of the Center’s Education plank extends to all primary, secondary and post-secondary educational institutions, with a goal of developing and implementing strategies to empower minority learners with the skills and expertise necessary to compete in today’s global marketplace, especially in fields in which minorities are underrepresented. Read More
Along the Justice plank, the Center seeks to shine a spotlight on sources of bias fostering economic injustice, inequities in the criminal justice system and unfair media coverage, developing strategies to address these biases which inordinately undermine underrepresented communities. Read More
The Center’s Ethics plank will work to develop and continuously refine a blueprint to assess and educate on the interplay of faith, culture, and ethics in order to promote civic awareness, community engagement and higher standards of integrity and ethical conduct. Read More