Social Justice Institute’s R & R: “Youth in Transition: From Juvenile Courts to Adult Systems”

The Social Justice Institute‘s R & R (Research and Refreshment) lecture series will return to explore what it means to engage in social justice-related research. These talks feature campus and community leaders discussing how social justice is central to their work.

The next installment will be today (March 27) from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the School of Law (A59).

Jill Yang, a postdoctoral scholar at the Social Justice Institute, will present “Youth in Transition: From Juvenile Courts to Adult Systems.”

Yang’s talk will include a comprehensive exploration of the treatment of Cuyahoga County youth in the juvenile and adult justice systems. The research examines the impact of incarcerating juveniles in the adult system, with a focus on the current policy, disparities in race, gender, age, and sentence length. The presentation will delve into the bindover process as well as other proceedings that can lead to youth experiencing incarceration in adult facilities. Understanding these disparities is crucial for advocating for fair and equitable treatment of all individuals, regardless of their background or circumstances.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch; drinks and desserts will be provided.

The series will continue Friday, April 5, with a talk by freelance writer, essayist and memoirist Aundra Willis Carrasco. Get more information about Willis Carrasco’s talk.

Register to attend this talk and the April 5 event.