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Changing the Conversation on Juvenile Justice in Texas: Social Justice, Mental Health, and Justice System Reform

When:
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where:
LBJ Student Center Room 3-9.1
Description:

Tarsha Jackson is the executive director of Texas Families of Incarcerated Youth, a 2011 Soros Justice Fellow, a co-chair of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Juvenile Detentions Alternatives Initiative in Houston, and a nationally recognized speaker on prison reform. For Ms. Jackson, this issue strikes close to home. Her oldest son, who had been diagnosed with multiple serious mental health conditions, was incarcerated at the age of 11 for breaking a window and spent more than five years in the Texas juvenile justice system. Ms. Jackson will show a short film she made about her family's experience, and will speak to the lack of mental health services in Texas, and the ways in which this leads to incarceration rather than treatment, particularly for people of color.


Cost:
free
Sponsor:
Contact:
Emily Pyle
Calendar:
Common Experience
Categories:
Entertainment, Lectures
Audience:
Faculty, General Interest, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Changing the Conversation on Juvenile Justice in Texas: Social Justice, Mental Health, and Justice System Reform