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Advocating for Children & Families in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 3:30 PM until 5:30 PM
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Panel Discussion
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In this session of Georgetown's Juvenile Justice Initiative and the Gault Center's Racial Justice Training Series and Book Club, Prof. Kristin Henning and Mary Ann Scali will be joined by Jeannette Bocanegra-Simon, Executive Director of Justice for Families (J4F), and Prof. Dorothy Roberts, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law & Sociology and Raymond Pace & Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and Founding Director of the Penn Program on Race, Science & Society in the Center for Africana Studies.

Please join us to:

* Understand how Black and Brown families have been impacted by the criminalization and incarceration of youth of color;
* Learn how delinquency charges impact a family's housing security and how homelessness impacts adolescent development;
* Consider how Black and Brown families bear the financial burden of the criminalization of their children;
* Discuss how system actors treat parents as problems rather than assets;
* Strategize about how youth defenders and family advocates can use this research to enhance their case and policy advocacy.

This session will be built around Chapter 11, Things Fall Apart: Black Families in an Era of Mass Incarceration, of Prof. Henning's book, The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth.