Professor Darlyne Bailey of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research was recently part of an expert panel to highlight youth justice reforms, titled "What’s Love Got to Do with It?"
In addition to Bailey, panelists included Clinton Lacey, director of the District of Columbia Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services; youth justice reform pioneer Carey Cockerell; Retha Onitiri, director of community engagement for the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice; and Raequan McIver, who spent four years incarcerated as a youth and now works with Washington D.C. young people as a Credible Messenger Justice Center mentor. Michael Umpierre, director of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy, moderated the discussion.
The discussion is the latest in a multi-part series, "On the Road to Unlocked!: Investing in Our Children and Communities." Sponsors are the Social Justice Initiative at Bryn Mawr College, which utilizes its four pathways to co-create a just world for all; Youth Advocate Programs, Inc., which provides alternatives to youth incarceration; and the National Human Services Assembly. Recordings of each discussion are available online.