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Blaming Our Kids Won't Make Us Safe

Thursday, August 25, 2022, 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
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We’ve all heard the election-year fear mongering about juvenile crime. But what do the facts say? And how can we advance needed reforms in such a politically-charged atmosphere?

Please join the new Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Liz Ryan, and advocates from around the country as The Sentencing Project shares the facts about youth crime during the pandemic and the opportunities for reform.

Guest Speakers:

Liz Ryan, Administrator, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Dick Mendel; Senior Research Fellow, The Sentencing Project

Alycia Castillo; Director of Policy and Advocacy, Texas Center for Justice and Equity

Andre Simms; Lead Youth Organizer, Youth Art and Self-Empowerment Project (Pennsylvania)

Krystal Williams, Esq.; Director of Government Relations, Maryland Office of the Public Defender

Moderator: Josh Rovner, Director of Youth Justice, The Sentencing Project