Seminar Diverting Youth from the Justice System and Celebration of 5th Anniversary of The Growth on Incarceration in the United States
May 15, 2019
The National Academies’ Committee on Law and Justice invites you to two public events on Wednesday, May 15 in conjunction with its spring meeting. Please join us for a public seminar to explore Diverting Youth from the Criminal Justice System. We will hear from practitioners and researchers about the history of youth diversion, innovative practices, international approaches to diverting emerging adults and the costs/benefits of youth diversion.
Immediately following the seminar we invite you to join us for a commemoration of the landmark report – The Growth of Incarceration in the United States. We will celebrate the impact this seminal report, overseen by the Committee on Law and Justice, has had on the field since it was released five years ago.
Archived Videos of Seminar
Related Reports The Growth of Incarceration in the United States(2014) This report examines research and analysis of the dramatic rise of incarceration rates and its affects. This study makes the case that the United States has gone far past the point where the numbers of people in prison can be justified by social benefits and has reached a level where these high rates of incarceration themselves constitute a source of injustice and social harm.
The report recommends changes in sentencing policy, prison policy, and social policy to reduce the nation's reliance on incarceration. It also identifies important research questions that must be answered to provide a firmer basis for policy. The study assesses the evidence and its implications for public policy to inform an extensive and thoughtful public debate about and reconsideration of policies
Register below for in-person and online participation in the seminar, as well as for the reception.
Agenda Sponsors Arnold Ventures William T. Grant Foundation Annie E. Casey Foundation
Monica Feit, Acting Director Tina Latimer, Program Coordinator