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Rutgers: Reducing Youth Involvement with Criminal Justice System

The Rutgers School of Public Health’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion are hosting a half-day conference, Reducing Youth Involvement with the Criminal Justice System, on October 10, 2019.

Part of the 400 Years of Inequality Campaign, the event focuses on youth involvement in the criminal justice system, specifically in New Jersey.  Speakers will include those from Rutgers, the Newark public school system, and community-based organizations:

Mr. Akbar Cook, Sr.
West Side High School, Newark, NJ

Ms. Andrea McChristian
Director of Criminal Justice Reform Initiative
New Jersey Institute for Social Justice

Ms. Laura Cohen
Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law
Justice Virginia Long Scholar
Director, Criminal and Youth Justice Clinic
Rutgers Law School

Ms. Khaatim Sherrer El
Executive Director,
Policy & Advocacy, Newark Opportunity Youth Network

Mr. Robert Clarke
Chief Executive Officer and Founding Executive Director
YouthBuild Newark (YBN)