The rate of incarceration of young people in the U.S. is the highest in the world. More must be done to understand the racial, gender, economic, and criminal justice system factors that contribute to these trends, and what must be done as people of faith to end youth incarceration and ultimately save lives. Special attention will be paid to the problem of youth being tried as adults, alternatives to incarceration, and role that literacy and education have in prevention. Come hear from legal experts, advocates, and individuals who escaped the prison pipeline and now work to end it.
Tania Galloni, Southern Poverty Law Center
Rev. Dr. Russell L. Meyer, Florida Council of Churches
Samantha Simpore and guest, New Beginnings Youth Development Center
Rev. Judith Youngman, United Church of Christ