This University of Texas Opportunity Forum’s Lunch Series program will focus on “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. Every year 250,000 youth under the age of 18 are prosecuted, sentenced, and incarcerated in the adult criminal justice system. What can be done to address inequities in this system?
The panelists will be 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 of Public Affairs and University of Texas School of Law; and moderator Nino Rodriguez, Research Associate, Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis.
The event is free, with lunch provided, but seating is limited and an RSVP is required.
Location: Francis Auditorium in Townes Hall (TNH 2.114), University of Texas School of Law, Austin