April 27, 2016

Join the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management (PCJ) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) on April 27th for a special conversation with Richard Ross focusing on Juvenile Justice, moderated by Vincent Schiraldi.

  • Photographs from the Juvenile In Justice exhibit will be on display in the Taubman Art Space on 4/27
  • Please RSVP for this event


  • Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
  • Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Wiener Auditorium, Taubman Building (follow elevators or stairs to the Lower Level)

About this Event

Juvenile In Justice is a unique source for images of the American juvenile justice system, which are made available to all institutions and non-profits aimed at youth justice system reform – including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Campaign for Youth Justice, Equal Justice Initiative, Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. All images and interviews in the project were created by Richard Ross, Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara since 1978. Since discovering that kids as young as ten are entering the system, Ross has dedicated himself to research and documentation of the American juvenile justice system.

  • Richard Ross is a photographer, researcher and professor of art based in Santa Barbara, California. Ross has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, MacArthur and the Center for Cultural Innovation. Ross was awarded both Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships.

    His most recent work, the — In Justice series, turns a lens on the placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist and, occasionally, harm them. Two books and traveling exhibitions of the work continue to see great success while Ross collaborates with juvenile justice stakeholders, using the images as a catalyst for change.

  • Vincent Schiraldi is a Senior Research Fellow directing the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management (PCJ) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). Schiraldi arrived at HKS with long experience in public life, first coming to prominence as founder of the policy think tank, the Justice Policy Institute, then moving to government as director of the juvenile corrections in Washington, DC, and later as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Probation.

    Most recently Schiraldi served as Senior Advisor to the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice. In Washington and New York Schiraldi gained a national reputation as a fearless reformer who emphasized the humane and decent treatment of the men, women, and children under his correctional supervision. For Schiraldi, making communities safer and reducing crime necessarily means improving fairness in the system and developing opportunities in the poor communities where the crime problem is most serious.


This event is co-sponsored by the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management and the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.