400 W Lexington Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Our Portal is right in front of Lexington Market, a site with more than 100 vendors selling everything from fresh seafood to Indian food. The market is more than 230 years old and is located right in the heart of downtown Baltimore.
It’s a unique way to connect with people around the world, and it’s now here in Baltimore. The Downtown Partnership debuts the city’s first portal as a chance to interact with someone face-to-face in real time, even if they’re in another country.
BALTIMORE - The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore unveiled a new portal that allows people to meet and talk with someone anywhere in the world Tuesday.
The portal is the big, gold shipping container in front of Lexington Market.
Just before lunchtime, as foot traffic outside of Lexington Market reaches its peak, regulars are raising their eyebrows—stopping to stare at a massive gold shipping container that has been positioned outside of the main entrance.
The Justice Collaboratory brings together scholars and researchers of diverse theoretical and methodological orientations at Yale University and elsewhere to work on issues related to institutional reform and policy innovation and advancement. It infuses theory, empirical research, and targeted clinical trials in order to achieve its goal of making the components of criminal justice operation simultaneously more effective, just, and democratic.
Collaboratory scholars seek to develop theory and empirical research relevant to procedural justice, police legitimacy, social network analysis, restorative justice, democratic participation, and the philosophical determinants of punishment. We work to expand the science underlying these strategies so that new and more effective approaches might be developed. Collaboratory members will also field test strategies and approaches relevant to the theoretical innovations that it develops.
Three members of the Collaboratory, Tracey Meares, Tom Tyler, and Megan Quattlebaum, are involved in a related venture, the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. The National Initiative is designed to implement and test certain strategies to promote trust and confidence in the criminal justice system, focusing on procedural justice, implicit bias, and reconciliation. This team includes experts from John Jay College, the Center for Policing Equity at UCLA, and the Urban Institute.
For more information about the Justice Collaboratory, please email Megan Quattlebaum.
Or head over to our Twitter, @JCollaboratory.
The Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) at Yale University advances interdisciplinary research in the social sciences that aims to shape public policy and inform democratic deliberation. Where university centers tend to be inward looking, our community of students and scholars makes a point of not only contributing to academic discourse but also engaging directly with policymakers and participating in public debates. Through this work, we strive to both identify and elaborate particular areas of concern and, more broadly, to encourage reasoned policy debate and formulation at the state and national level. By supporting policy education, fellowship programs and extracurricular activities, we also develop future leaders who will themselves inform – and perhaps even join – the policymaking community in years to come, bringing with them the commitments to inquiry and scholarship that lie at the heart of ISPS.