Synopsis: The Third Annual Conference on Youth Development and Juvenile Justice will highlight the critical issue of racial disparities in the juvenile justice system from a variety of perspectives. This is the second day of a two-day conference.
Start Time: Friday, June 8, 2018 8:30 AM
End Time: Friday, June 8, 2018 4:30 PM
Location: Center For Law & Justice Clj
Address: 123 Washington Street
Campus: Newark
City, State, Country: Newark, NJ US
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Center on Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice
Category: Special Event
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Contact Name: Rosemary Mende
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-7643
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The morning keynote presentation by James Forman, JD, Professor of Law, Yale University, will explore the topic Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. How did the United States come to lock up more of its citizens than any other nation on earth? What can we do to change that? Drawing on the best-selling book (one of the New York Times' "Best of 2017"), Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, James Forman, Jr. will explore how African-American leaders over the past 50 years wrestled with rising crime, violence, and incarceration rates. Forman will outline America's criminal justice crisis with data and human stories, and will provide concrete ideas about how we can all contribute to change. A panel discussion and community programs showcase will follow.

After lunch, Kelsey M. Jones, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, will present the afternoon lecture on Adolescence Incarcerated: Healing the Wounds of the School-to-Prison Pipeline. This presentation will review racialized mass incarceration and the overrepresentation of Black and Brown students in special education as they relate to the school-to-prison pipeline. Using a model of racial literacy--the ability to read, interpret, and resolve racial stress--as an intervention, we will address racialized deficit-thinking in the classroom and the role of racial literacy strategies in improving teacher-student relationships and disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline. A panel discussion will follow.

Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Graduate Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni,  General Public