About the Institute

About the Institute

The Institute for Justice and Well-Being (IJWB) advances global health, progressive education and well-being for marginalized populations by implementing cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research and educational opportunities with communities and people across the lifespan and the globe.

The Institute for Justice and Well-Being was founded in 2009 at Binghamton University's College of Community and Public Affairs. As one of the most interdisciplinary research centers at the University, the institute fosters rich collaboration across University and community organizations. Our research associates span professions and disciplines including counseling, education, engineering, human development, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology and social work.

Global health

The Institute for Justice and Well-Being is committed to improving global health through research, teaching and community engagement by addressing pressing global health problems and access to health services for those around the world.

Marginalized populations

The Institute for Justice and Well-Being develops, implements and evaluates new methods and models that enhance the quality of life of people who are often marginalized, including older adults and their caregivers, and people of diverse backgrounds. This positions the institute as a pioneer in interdisciplinary research and practice for the growing population of aging people, immigrants, those of racial, ethnic and gender minorities, people living in poverty and all who are disenfranchised.

Progressive education

The Institute for Justice and Well-Being supports and sustains quality of life for children, families and communities. Partnering with local school systems, community members and agencies to implement research and service-learning opportunities, the IJWB advances the knowledge base through applied research, with a particular focus on developing, advancing and evaluating community schools.

This video highlights the Binghamton University Community Schools (BUCS), which is the first county-wide, university-assisted community schools model in the nation, helping regional school districts succeed by providing additional support to students and their families.