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Closing Youth Prisons
Start Date: 3/29/2017Start Time: 1:40 PM
End Date: 3/29/2017End Time: 2:40 PM

Event Description:

Vincent Schiraldi
Senior Research Fellow
Director of the Criminal Justice Policy and Management
Harvard Kennedy School

Closing Youth Prisons
Since their opening in the U.S. 170 years ago, “reform schools” or “training schools” for delinquent youth – what I’ll call “youth prisons” – have been a deeply troubled government response to delinquency by young people.  Vincent Schiraldi, former Commissioner of New York City Probation and Director of Washington, DC’s juvenile justice agency, will discuss why it is time to envision a juvenile justice system that entirely abolishes the use of youth prisons in favor of community based programs for the majority of youth in trouble with the law, and small, home-like facilities for the few youth who need to be securely confined.

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JusticeNerds Speaker Series – Spring 2017
Presented by the Center for Policing Equity

1:40 – 2:40 PM
Room 630, Haaren Hall
524 West 59th Street

Location Information:
T-Building - Haaran Hall
Room: 630T
Justice Nerds Speaker Series

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