The Information Center is hosting our quarterly book club discussion on Thursday October 26 at 1 pm ET / 11 am MT
Please join us as we discuss the TED Talk - A Prosecutor's Vision for a Better Justice System - and explore Front-end Interventions in the criminal justice system.
A Prosecutor's Vision for a Better Justice System
When a kid commits a crime, the US justice system has a choice: prosecute to the full extent of the law, or take a step back and ask if saddling young people with criminal records is the right thing to do every time. In this searching talk, Adam Foss, a prosecutor with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office in Boston, makes his case for a reformed justice system that replaces wrath with opportunity, changing people's lives for the better instead of ruining them. (15.57 minutes)
- How diverting mothers from prison may break the cycle of incarceration
PBS News Hour: When a mother is jailed, experts say that can trigger a cycle of incarceration. But programs are being developed to break the cycle.
Please convey any questions, concerns, or suggestions to Info. Spec. Elizabeth Zoby as listed below.