Arising from the Community Justice Initiative's efforts, the School of Law hosted a national symposium dedicated to community justice initiatives, bringing together academics, judges and lawyers, public health officials and representatives of non-profit, community, and faith-based organizations to share and discuss innovative and effective approaches to advancing community justice.
2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Symposium Registration- Participant Arrival & Check In
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Youth Media Showcase Reception
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Community Justice: Realities & Possibilities (audio Part 1 and Part 2) (video)
This Youth Media Showcase and Panel Discussion will exhibit youth-created media (audio, visual & photography) that examines the realities of crime and violence and/or the possibilities of achieving positive change and social justice at the community level.
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Symposium Registration and Contintental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Morning Plenary (audio) (video)
Dr. Elijah Anderson, The Charles and William Day Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania and author, The Code Of The Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life Of The Inner City. Dr. Anderson explains "why" individuals choose to embrace criminal and anti-social behavior in a community.
9:45 -10:00 a.m.
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Session I - Workshops Addressing Community Capacity Building
11:30 - 11:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Plenary (audio) (video)
The Honorable Alex Calabrese, Red Hook Community Justice Center, Brooklyn, NY
The Center houses an innovative, multi-jurisdictional problem solving court, which handles criminal, housing and family court matters.
1:00 - 1:15 p.m.
1:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Session II - Workshops Addressing Problem Solving Courts
- 3:00 p.m.
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Session III - Workshops Addressing Community & Government Collaborations
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Community Justice Banquet (audio) (video)
Father Gregory J. Boyle, S.J, Jesuit priest and Founder/Executive Director of Jobs for a Future/Homeboy Industries, an employment referral center and economic development program in Los Angeles, CA.
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Breakfast - Expertise Areas Strategizing Best Practices
10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Session IV - WOW! Workshops
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Plenary (audio)
Bronx Community Solutions, an initiative that seeks to apply a problem-solving approach to non-violent cases in the Bronx by combining punishment with help to reduce the Bronx’s reliance on expensive and ineffective short-term jail sentences and to build public confidence that offenders are held accountable and are offered needed assistance to avoid further criminal conduct.