Wednesday, February 20, 2019

About the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute For Race and Justice

Emily Schatzow divides her time between operating her private psychotherapy practice in Cambridge, MA, and serving as a senior consultant at Visions, Inc., in Dorchester, MA. In her free moments, Emily Schatzow enjoys taking in lectures at the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute For Race & Justice at Harvard Law School.

The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute For Race & Justice (CHHIRJ) endeavors to create avenues for participation in society by all members of the US population. Founded in 2005 by law professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., the institute connects influential figures from various professional spheres with the aim of developing and implementing research-based remedies and solutions.

Currently, CHHIRJ maintains three signature initiatives. Through the Fair Punishment Project, the Prison Studies Project, and the Houston/Marshall Plan for Community Justice, the institute works to address the fallout stemming from four decades of draconian criminal justice policies in the United States.

CHHIRJ is named in honor of noted litigator and legal scholar Charles Hamilton Houston. While serving as vice dean of Howard Law School, Mr. Houston designed the legal strategy that resulted in the Supreme Court unanimously striking down the “separate but equal” doctrine in the historic 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling.