- Co-Founder and Executive Director, Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY) ,
- Director, Common Justice at the Vera Institute of Justice ,
- Associate Executive Director for Program Operations, Osborne Association ,
- Distinguished Professor, The Graduate Center, City University of New York ,
- Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, New York University ,
There is a growing consensus across the country about the devastating consequences of mass incarceration and criminal justice policy. Increasingly, scholars, clinicians, educators, politicians and activists are examining the ways in which punishment is used in many facets of our society including schools, courts, jails and prisons. Many have found that the use of punishment as the core of the criminal justice system is more damaging than useful. This roundtable brings together scholars, educators, clinicians, activists and community members to critically examine the utility of punishment in our society and discuss alternative approaches to justice, accountability and safety.