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Discussion on Reducing Young Adults’ Involvement in the Justice System
December 7, 2016 @ 4:00 am - 5:30 am EST
Young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 are overrepresented in America’s prisons and jails. This age group is also more likely to be victims of crime and involved in serious crimes. A number of advocates, policymakers, practitioners, and directly impacted individuals have being working to map out more effective approaches to serving 18-24 year olds currently under the jurisdiction of the adult justice system. Join the Raben Group for coffee and breakfast as the Justice Policy Institute gathers local and federal leaders in a discussion on improving how the justice system serves young adults in order to enhance public safety and reduce young people’s involvement.
- Marc Schindler, Executive Director of the Justice Policy Institute, reporting on what came out of a field discussion on young adults
- Brent Cohen, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs,U.S. Department of Justice, on federal efforts to improve local approaches to serving young adults
- Marcus Bullock, Founder and CEO of Flikshop, who was incarcerated as a young adult
- Other local officials, to discuss how the DMV area is approaching young adults in the justice system