Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Race, Place, & Juvenile Justice

Monday, November 21
6-7:30pm, reception to follow
Grand Ballroom Lounge, Stamp Student Union, Rm 1209

The United States incarcerates the highest proportion of children and adolescents in the world. Crime rates among American youths are not significantly higher than anywhere else, yet our juvenile justice system is the largest and most expensive—and seems to reserve its harshest treatment for children and adolescents who are black and Latino. Our panel of activists, educators, justice officials, students, and formerly incarcerated individuals will examine how we got into this mess and what we can do to make juvenile justice in Prince George’s County, in the state of Maryland, and across the United States more cost-effective, more responsive, and more humane.

  • Mr. Saleem El-Amin, Living Classrooms Foundation Project SERVE
  • Mr. Derris Moore, Living Classrooms Foundation Project SERVE
  • Ms. Rebecca Turner, Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
  • Ms. Laura Miller, The Voice, UMD Student Organization
  • The Honorable Leo Edward Green, Jr., Prince George's County Circuit Court
  • Dr. Joseph Richardson, Department of African American Studies, UMD

Dr. Richard Bell, Department of History, UMD

This is event is cosponsored by the Honors College and the Office of Undergraduate Studies