Mitigating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System: Linking Research with Policy (Session 2)
Join the Center for Evidence-based Crime Policy (CEBCP) at George Mason University and WestEd’s Justice & Prevention Research Center (JPRC) for the second in an ongoing series of engaging online conversations that will use scientific evidence to explore this critical issue. Their first event, held in January, discussed the evidence behind police training innovations in procedural justice, implicit bias, de-escalation, and community policing.
This second session focused on juvenile justice. Although there are significant national decreases in the use of detention and the incarceration of youth, racial and ethnic disparities in who comes into contact with the system and receive its harshest responses still persist.
Leading experts examined whether there are innovations within juvenile justice that can lead to meaningful change in the forms of more equitable outcomes in terms of who gets involved with the system and who receives the appropriate treatment and response.
Wednesday, June 16, 1:00-2:00pm Eastern / 10:00-11:00am Pacific
Following a framing discussion by JPRC Director, Anthony Petrosino, our featured speakers, Nancy Rodriguez (University of California, Irvine), Sean Darling-Hammond (BITJustice and WestEd), and David Muhammad (National Institute of Criminal Justice Reform) discussed the research evidence and challenges in tackling this important issue. The session was moderated by CEBCP Director, Cynthia Lum.