CPJ’s archives contain decades of articles, policy papers and commentary from CPJ’s distinctive perspective, designed to facilitate research by students and scholars. If you are interested in reading these resources, contact CPJ for more information.
Students and Scholars
Resources For Students and Scholars
The Hatfield Prize Awards
The Hatfield Prize is designed to foster and advance Christian scholarship on today’s most complex social challenges. Awarded annually to three student-faculty pairs from Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) institutions, these financial prizes facilitate student-faculty research over the course of a semester and culminate in the publication of policy reports.
CPJ offers paid internships at our offices in Alexandria, VA. This formative educational experience encourages interns’ professional, spiritual, and intellectual development at the intersection of faith, public policy, and justice.
Annual Kuyper Lecture
SharedJustice.org is the leading online journal for Christian reflection on public justice, specifically crafted for college students and young professionals. This nonpartisan forum discusses the intersection of faith, politics, and justice and addresses the critical question: what does it mean to “do justice” as citizens in a diverse political community?
The Political Discipleship Guide from the Center for Public Justice is created for small groups and provides a practical approach to Christian citizenship and engagement with public justice.
Political Discipleship is designed to help small groups explore faithful, Christian citizenship by practicing citizenship together.
Young adults, particularly those aged 18 to 25, face unique challenges within the criminal justice system, often overlooked in policymaking due to their age. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s “Thrive by 25” initiative aims to change that by focusing on strengthening communities for children and youth transitioning into adulthood.
In a nation grappling with the consequences of the decades-old “war on drugs,” a startling reality emerges: youth with substance use disorders (SUDs) are caught in a cycle of addiction, crime, and incarceration. The justice system, ill-equipped for rehabilitation, perpetuates this cycle, with SUD sufferers four times more likely to reoffend upon release.
What this cautionary tale of separate and unequal education ought to teach us is that without careful forethought and attention, parents and schools can knowingly (or unknowingly) foment education inequities. However, when carefully crafted public policy includes a call for a pluralistic education system that is grounded in the diversity found within the American public, and also importantly, in freedom of conscience, school choice policies can provide better education options for every child.