February 8, 2019

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm , Central Time

Reconfiguring Criminal Justice: A Community Conversation on System Equity


ACS will co-host the UT Opportunity Forum's program: Reconfiguring Criminal Justice: A Community Conversation on System Equity

There are 2.2 million people incarcerated in the nation’s jails and prisons, and another 6.6 million tethered to our adult criminal legal system through supervision. What’s more, every year, an estimated 250,000 youth under the age of 18 are prosecuted, sentenced, and incarcerated in the adult criminal justice system. Given the influence of various institutions on incarceration rates and resulting racial disparities, widespread discussion has emerged around what can be done to address inequities. Join us as we engage in a critically conscious dialogue on the criminal legal system with scholars and practitioners engaged in various reform efforts across the school-to-prison pipeline, the juvenile justice system and the adult criminal justice system.

 Forum panelists will include:

MiAngel Cody, Co-Founder and Decarceration Counsel for the Decarceration Collective

Morgan Craven, National Policy Director for the Intercultural Development Research Association

Eric Wilson, Advocate for Current and Formerly Incarcerated Persons

Michele Deitch, Senior Lecturer at the LBJ School and the University of Texas School of Law