Join us at Harvard Kennedy School at 9:00 AM on Friday, November 20th for a discussion with some of the leading voices in the fight to improve juvenile justice:

A national juvenile justice campaign is underway with the ambitious goal of closing all youth prisons and replacing them with community-based alternatives for the great majority of youth who can safely remain in the community, and small residential programs near their communities for the small number of very high-risk youth who need to be placed out of home for some period of time. Each day some 54,000 young people are incarcerated nationwide at a cost to taxpayers of about $5 billion a year. Money saved from closing juvenile correctional facilities could go toward paying for much more effective community-based alternatives that better serve one of the juvenile justice system’s central missions: Rehabilitation of youths.

Featured Panelists

  • Liz Ryan, President & CEO, Youth First Initiative 
  • Marc Schindler, Executive Director, Justice Policy Institute
  • Tanya Washington, Senior Associate, Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Vincent Schiraldi, Senior Research Fellow, Program in Criminal Justice, Harvard Kennedy School (Moderator) 

Event Details

  • Friday, November 20, 2015 - 9:00 AM 
  • Harvard Kennedy School | Bell Hall, Belfer Center, 5th Floor
    79 JFK Street, Cambridge | Directions

About this Event

This event is sponsored by the Program in Criminal Policy and Management (PCJ) and the Criminal Justice PIC at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).