Help Right Wrongs of the Past

With your support, you can help the Syracuse University College of Law Cold Case Justice Initiative (CCJI) in its efforts to advocate for the forgotten victims of Civil Rights Era killings—before it’s too late.

However you choose to support the CCJI, you can make a difference. You can help hold the perpetrators of these crimes responsible, and ease the pain of the victims’ families who have suffered for too long.

Lead the Way

If you believe in the work of the CCJI and their efforts as relentless advocates of these forgotten victims, a gift in any amount will help make a difference. If you’d like to make a secure online gift today, click here to give now. Be sure to designate your gift to CCJI by choosing the College of Law Annual Fund; CCJI is included in the dropdown menu.

For more information on how you can support CCJI, contact:

Miles Bottrill
Director of Development
College of Law
Dineen Hall
Syracuse University

Cold Case Justice Initiative Volunteer Application Form

Please read carefully.

The Cold Case Justice Initiative (CCJI) welcomes applications from interested new and returning students for volunteer positions. The expected time commitment is 1 hour/week for first year students, and at least 3 hours/week for upper level students. Please complete the form below and also attach a current resume and a 1-2 page statement of interest. Your statement of interest should describe why you want to work with CCJI, how you have become familiarized with CCJI’s work, relevant prior experience or interests, including previous experience working with CCJI, special skills that may be helpful to our work, and any other information that may be relevant to our goals and your goals. Please forward your applications not later than Friday, September 19, 2014 by email attachment to both CCJI Co-directors McDonald and Johnson at and, or submit two hard copies to CCJI Admin Asst. Sheila Welch in Room 319.

Application Form [PDF, 67KB]