August 7, 2020

EVENT: #ASpaceforGrace

Please join the National Black Women's Justice Institute (NBWJI) and The Mentoring Center™  on August 12th for #ASpaceforGrace: A Virtual Conversation on Creating Safe and Healing Spaces for Black Girls.


Register here to learn more: https://aspaceforgrace.splashthat.com/

June 3, 2020


Press Release: NBWJI Issues Statement on the Tragic Deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery and the Civil Unrest Sweeping the Nation

Read more here. 

May 30, 2020

Press Release: NBWJI Calls For The Release Of Women And Girls In Prisons, Jails, And Detention Centers Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Read more here. 

May 22, 2020

Blog: Meet NBWJI's New Executive Director,

Dr. Sydney McKinney

Read more here. 

April 4, 2020

Press Release: NBWJI Announces Dr. Sydney McKinney As NBWJI Executive Director

Read full release here. 

March 30, 2020

Press Release: NBWJI President Dr. Monique W. Morris Appointed as First Executive Director of Grantmakers for Girls of Color

Read full release here. 

December 6, 2019

Press Release: NBWJI research informs new policy to end school pushout and the criminalization and over-policing of black, brown and indigenous girls in schools

Read full release here. 


NBWJI's 2018 Analysis of the latest School Discipline Data for Girls of Color in U.S. Schools.

*Updated Trends on Suspension, Arrest, and Referrals to Law Enforcement.

See the full data report here.

NBWJI partnered with Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley to release a series of recommendations intended to improve the disciplinary and learning outcomes for girls of color. 

As the culmination of a participatory learning and community-response project, this report outlines policy and practice recommendations responsive to a host of conditions that were named to be of concern by girls of color in the Boston community, and that are typically associated with negative disciplinary and performance outcomes among girls of color nationwide.

A copy of the report is available for download on our Resources page.


NBWJI Partners with Boston City Council Member Ayanna Pressley on a Hearing to Address Girls of Color and School Discipline

The National Black Women's Justice Institute is pleased to partner with Boston City Council Member Ayanna Pressley to advance efforts toward equitable school discipline policy. Watch Councilor Pressley discuss the effort in the video below and join us this evening for a hearing on girls of color and school discipline. Watch the video of the hearing here.

September 9, 2020

WEBINAR SERIES: Culturally-Specific, Community-Based Conversations for Emergent Strategies in Black Communities

Please join The National Black Women's Justice Institute (NBWJI) and our partners, The African American, African, Black, & Afro-Caribbean (ABC) Virtual TA Academy, in the month of September and October for a series of culturally-specific, community-based conversations for emergent strategies in black communities.


Learn more and register here.

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Berkeley, CA 94710

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