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Untreated traumas in arrested juveniles linger 15 years past incarceration, Northwestern study finds

The Northwestern Juvenile Project, a unique longitudinal study of mental health needs and outcomes of youth after detention, and the associated One Book event, Life in the System: personal reflections on incarceration and re-entry, made the front page of The Chicago Tribune! Read the article here .

Jennifer Lackey, One Bookfaculty chair, named Guggenheim Fellow

Jennifer Lackey, One Book faculty chair, was one of four recently named 2021 Guggenheim Fellows by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. We want to congratulate her and the other three faculty members on being selected for this prestigious award. Click here to read more.

Dramatic reading of “The Exonerated” play reveals stories of death row exonerees

Click here to read an article from The Daily Northwestern recapping The Exonerated event from April 15th. The event consisted of a dramatic reading of The Exonerated, an award-winning play featuring the stories of six innocent people who were sentenced to death.

NU profs. and criminal justice researcher discuss juvenile justice reform

Click here to read an article from The Daily Northwestern recapping the Transforming Criminal Justice: In Illinois and Beyond event from October 27th. Pritzker professors Julie Biehl and Shobha Mahadev and researcher Marshan Allen discussed juvenile justice.

Criminal justice reform advocate Xavier McElrath-Bey discusses injustice and hope

Click here to read an article from The Daily Northwestern on the November 5th CHETchat with Xavier McElrath-Bey from the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth.

The Chicago 400 highlight need to reform registry and banishment laws

Click here to read an article from The Daily Northwestern on the Chicago 400 Alliance event from October 29th. This event was about the conviction registires and housing banishment laws that force people—very disproportionately Black men—into homelessness and re-incarceration.

Sociology Prof. Andrew Papachristos disputes “bad apple” phenomenon, discusses Chicago police violence

Click here to read an article from The Daily Northwestern that recaps the November 18th Zoom webinar event with Andrew V. Papachristos, a Professor of Sociology and faculty Fellow at IPR, where he discussed patterns of police violence and misconduct within the Chicago Police Department. 

Beyond Detention: Professor Linda Teplin shares findings from her study of the juvenile justice system

Click here to read a North by Northwestern article recapping the November 10th Zoom webinar event with Linda TeplinOwen L. Coon Professor and Vice Chair for Research in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, where she discussed her landmark 20-year longitudinal study, the Northwestern Juvenile Project

Bryan Stevenson on how America can heal

The following questions inform Bryan Stevenson's career: What would it take for America to heal? To be the country it claims to be? This podcast episode of The Ezra Klein Show is about truth and reconciliation in America — and about whether truth would actually lead to reconciliation in America. It’s about what the process of reckoning with our past sins and present wounds would look and feel and sound like.

Listen to The Ezra Klein Show episode 

Bryan Stevenson on the Frustration Behind the George Floyd Protests

Stevenson and Isaac Chotiner discussed the roots of police violence in both slavery and Jim Crow, how to change the culture of policing, and the frustration and despair behind the George Floyd protests.

Read the New Yorker article

The Legacy of Lynching, on Death Row 

In Alabama, Bryan Stevenson is saving inmates from execution and memorializing the darkest episodes of America’s past.

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White Woman is Fired After Calling Police on Black Man in Central Park

In Central Park, Amy Cooper called the police on Christian Cooper who asked her to keep her dog on a leash. The racist incident was captured on video and posted online by Mr. Cooper’s sister. The video touched off intense discussions about the history of black people being falsely reported to the police.

Read the New York Times article