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The Gault Center – Humanizing Youth of Color & Challenging Adultification, Transfer, & Severe Sentences

December 13, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A book cover featuring a dark silhouette of a child with a backpack. Text reads 2022 Racial Justice Training Series. Book Title is The Rage of Innocence. Logos for The Gault Center and Juvenile Justice Initiative are featured on the right side of the image.

In this session of the 2022 Racial Justice Training Series and Book ClubProf. Kristin Henning and Mary Ann Scali, Executive Director of The Gault Center, will be joined by Eric Campbell, formerly incarcerated founder of Some People Understand Differently (SPUD), Inc.; Carmen Daugherty, Deputy Executive Director of Advancement Project; and Kristen Rome, Co-Executive Director of Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights.

Please join to:

  • Understand research on implicit racial bias and adultification; the similarity of adolescent development across race, ethnicity, and geographic region; and the resilience of young people;
  • Learn how the dehumanization and adultification of Black youth leads to racial disparities in transfer, JLWOP, and other severe sentences;
  • Review the historical treatment of Black youth in the evolution of the juvenile court system;
  • Discuss the impact of incarceration and conditions of confinement on adolescent development and the physical and mental health of youth;
  • Strategize about how defenders can use this research to enhance their case and policy advocacy.

This session will be built around Chapter 10, The Dehumanization of Black Youth: When the Children Aren’t Children Anymore, of Prof. Henning’s book, The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth.

This session will be held from 1:30-3:30pm (4:30 – 6:30 Eastern) on Tuesday, December 13. Registration is free and will be open until 5am on Tuesday, Dec 13.

Register HERE.

If you missed a prior session of the series or want to share sessions with colleagues or other stakeholders, these sessions are recorded and made available on the Gault Center’s YouTube channel:

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