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Seminar “Justice and the Developing Brain: Revisiting People Incarcerated as Youth”

Published: July 29, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

 September 29, 2022    05:00 PM-06:30 PM EDT

Address: 530 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027, United States

Phone: +1 212-854-4457

Seminar “Justice and the Developing Brain: Revisiting People Incarcerated as Youth”

Learn how knowledge from neurodevelopmental sciences can drive systemic change in youth justice policy.

The harshness of youth justice in the United States is notorious. In some states, 16- or 17-year-old children involved in serious offenses can be tried and punished as adults. Likewise, children may be sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole and can even serve periods of their sentence in solitary confinement. Meanwhile, developmental sciences have been contributing critical knowledge about the developmental trajectories of the brain and their reflections on social behavior. Extensive neurodevelopmental research has demonstrated that a “bright-line” age for adulthood is not reflective of the variability in brain maturity. It has further highlighted that children are exceptionally vulnerable to adverse social experiences and that (re)traumatizing events (such as incarceration) can entail disruptive effects on healthy development, with negative repercussions throughout life.

This seminar will explore how knowledge from neurodevelopmental sciences can drive systemic change in youth justice policy. Law, science, and justice experts will discuss how this body of evidence can support avenues for meaningful youth justice reform, including shifting the youth justice system from harsh punitiveness to education, healing, and rehabilitation.

Registration

The seminar will be at Davis Auditorium

Time: 5:00 PM — 6:30 PM EDT

Free!

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