Young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 are overrepresented in America's prisons and jails. This age group is also more likely to be victims of crime or involved in serious crimes. A number of advocates, policymakers, practitioners, and directly impacted individuals have been working to map out more effective approaches to serving 18-24 year-olds currently under the jurisdiction of the adult justice system.
Join us for a breakfast with the Justice Policy Institute and local and federal leaders to discuss improving the ways in which our justice system serves young adults in order to reduce their involvement in the system and enhance public safety.
- Marcus Bullock, Founder and CEO of Flikshop, who was incarcerated as a young adult
- Brent Cohen, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, on federal efforts to improve local approaches to serving young adults
- Kevin Donahue, DC Deputy Mayor for Public Safety, on efforts by Mayor Bowser's Administration to more effectively serve young adults in DC's justice system
- Karl Racine, Attorney General for the District of Columbia, on efforts to implement diversion and restorative justice approaches in working with young adults in DC's justice system
- Marc Schindler, Executive Director of the Justice Policy Institute, on outcomes of a field discussion on young adults