National Symposium Focuses on the Economic Potential of Individuals and Communities Involved with the Criminal Justice System

justiceAndProsperityMore than 30 practitioners, academics, and private-sector leaders from across the country attended the 9th Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City on February 10-11. Titled “Justice and Prosperity: Reviving the Economic Potential of America’s Justice-Involved Communities and Individuals,” the symposium focused on initiatives, projects, and programs in jurisdictions around the country that are designed to improve the economic potential of individuals involved in the criminal justice system and the communities in which they live. Six panels met during the two-day event. The diverse group of panelists included police chiefs and city leaders who discussed their law enforcement projects, university professors who presented their research, members from the private sector who explained their work and investments, business entrepreneurs who shared their stories of employing formerly incarcerated individuals, and executive directors from the nations’ largest prison systems who described the projects and developments in their systems. The symposium also featured workshops on how to understand justice statistics, how to work with justice data, and building relationships between the criminal justice field and members of the press.

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