Join the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) for what they expect to be a meaningful and engaging discussion with leading experts on the issue of community-based models for juvenile justice on Friday, October 21 at 10:00 a.m. ET.
The event will feature remarks by Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Director Nancy Rodriguez, and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Administrator Robert L. Listenbee.
Patrick McCarthy, President and CEO of The Annie E. Casey Foundation, and Vincent Schiraldi, Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Program in Criminal Justice, will present a paper they co-authored (with Miriam Shark) as part of the Executive Session on Community Corrections co-sponsored by NIJ and the Harvard Kennedy School. The paper reviews recent research in developmental psychology and widespread reports of abuse to conclude that the youth prison model should be replaced with a continuum of community-based programs, and small homelike facilities that prioritize age-appropriate rehabilitation.
A panel of experts will discuss and respond to the ideas put forward in the paper.
OJP encourages you to use listen to this event using your computer or other device rather than calling in via your phone as the number of call-in slots is limited.