Morris Justice

Morris Justice

The Morris Justice Project is a collaborative research team of neighborhood residents in the south Bronx and members of the Public Science Project, the CUNY Graduate Center, John Jay College, and Pace University Law Center. Sponsored by the Public Science Project, we have spent two years documenting experiences of policing in our 40 block community near Yankee stadium. Active in Communities United for Police Reform and deeply concerned about the NYPD’s use of stop and frisk, we are closely watching the historic Floyd v. the City of New York trial and the contested passage of the Community Safety Act.  Contact us at

The Public Science Project is a collective of academics, students, community members, lawyers, artists, and activists committed to using participatory and critical research methods in the struggle for a just world. We are based at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Find out more at and follow us @public_science.

Members of the Morris Justice Project

Ayana Bartholomew
Paul Bartley
Fawn Bracy*
Hillary Caldwell
Lauren Dewey
Cory Greene
Jan Haldipur
Prakriti Hassan
Scott Lizama
Einat Manoff
Freddy Nova
Nadine Sheppard*
Brett Stoudt
María Elena Torre
Jacqueline Yates*

*On October 7th, 2013, Nadine, Fawn, and Jackie (pictured below) were presented with the "Women Who Refuse to Surrender" award in a ceremony honoring the legacy of activist-scholar, Linda Powell Pruitt.  Jackie's son recorded the occasion on his cellphone- fitting, since the Morris Justice Project began when Nadine, Jackie, Fawn started using cellphones to record their sons' interactions with police.