We believe in the power of youth and community to shape our neighborhoods so everyone can be safe, thrive and fulfill their potential.

Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions (CNUS) is an independent research, training and advocacy think tank that elevates Human Justice to transform law enforcement and the courts to be accountable to all our youth and communities. We use human instead of criminal as a starting point to emphasize each of our full humanity and potential.
Staffed by youth and community leaders directly impacted by mass incarceration, CNUS engages in youth and community empowerment to hold decision makers accountable, change systems and bring about the individual transformation of youth and community members.
Our programs and activities include Young People Moving Power, Human Justice Policy and Training Institute and Bed Stuy Human Justice Initiative as well as engaging in policy research and offering several youth and community trainings and services.

Founded and developed by academic professionals with prior experience within the criminal punishment system, CNUS is the first organization of its kind in the country.