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Polling for Justice

Updated Tuesday, 23rd July 2013

A participatory action research project to assess urban youth experiences of education, health, criminal justice and policing in New York.

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Polling for Justice logo Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Polling for Justice 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.

This page is part of Participation Now, a project that brings together a diverse collection of participatory public engagement initiatives with the aim of supporting exploration, learning and engagement. Explore the collection of initiatives or read more about the project.





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