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.
Director of Strategic Planning & Development, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice, Harvard Law School
Program Manager, Changing Tracks, ABCD Ostiguy High School
Kendra Lara, Co-Founder/Director
Deputy Director, Citizens for Juvenile Justice
Director of Reintegration, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department
David J. Harris
Managing Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice, Harvard Law School
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