Polling For Justice described itself as “a participatory action project (PAR) to assess urban youth experiences of education, health (including sexual and reproductive), criminal justice and policing in their schools, on the streets and on mass transit in the five boroughs of New York City. The research is being designed, implemented and turned into action by over 40 young people collaborating with youth-led organizations, educators, activists, practitioners and researchers from the fields of education, health and criminal justice”.
It was initiated by a non-governmental organisation/charity, social movement activists, and researchers, scientists & educators and encouraged people to participate through research & learning. Polling For Justice was local in orientation and concerned with anti-discrimination, equality & social justice; education; health; research, knowledge production & information access; criminal justice and housing.
It was launched in January 2008 and ended in 2009.