Help ask the tough questions...

  • Can Community Policing reduce incarceration rates?
  • Can underwritten employment lure people away from the underground economy?
  • How to prevent young women being steered into prison?
  • What school discipline policies must change to stop youth entering the Juvenile Justice system?
  • What Juvenile Justice reforms can sever the slide to adult prison?
  • Will naming racism when we see it show the pipeline for what it is?

... and leave with answers that lead to action! 


Please click here for full bios of the panelists.​​

Johanna Wald 

Director of Strategic Planning & Development, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice, Harvard Law School

Jumaane Kendrick 

Program Manager, Changing Tracks, ABCD Ostiguy High School 

Kendra Lara, Co-Founder/Director 

Beantown Society

Sana Fadel 

Deputy Director, Citizens for Juvenile Justice 

True-See Allah 

Director of Reintegration, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department


David J. Harris ​

Managing Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice, Harvard Law School

Reading List 

The following articles and documents are presented to participants for further reading:

Five Steps to Pay for Success, United States Bureau of Justice Administration

Reducing Harms to Boys and Young Men of Color from Criminal Justice System Involvement, Urban Institute 

Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected, Columbia Law School Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The Juvenile Death Penalty Adolescence, Brain Development and Legal Culpability, Juvenile Justice Center American Bar Association

First, Do No Harm, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice Harvard Law School

From Courts to Communities: The Right Response to Truancy, Running Away, and Other Status Offenses, The VERA Institute of Justice

How criminal records hold Americans back​, Ruth Graham​ - The Boston Globe

The school to prison pipeline, explained​, Libby Nelson and Dara Lind​ - Vox

What are your chances of going to prison?, Evan Horowitz​ - The Boston Globe