Oct 27, 2014 - Oct 28, 2014
2014 International Courthouse Dogs Conference
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Center for Migration Studies
Presented by the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School
2014 Nathan Levin Lecture on Public Policy
The War on Drugs has created a powerful surveillance state in America’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods. High-tech techniques criminalize entire blocks and transform informal community networks into liabilities for local residents as police use family relationships to demand information, pursue suspects and threaten incarceration. The presumption of criminality takes a relentless toll.
Our 2014 Nathan Levin Lecturer, sociologist Alice Goffman, spent six years living in one neighborhood in Philadelphia, documenting the complex web of warrants and surveillance. She describes the long-term damage done to working class and low-income families and communities.
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This three-hour broadcast is meant to inform and increase awareness around the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) to enhance collaboration between the criminal justice and healthcare systems.
Research shows that there are a disproportionate number of justice involved individuals suffering from chronic illness and/ or mental health and substance abuse disorders. We also know that a majority of the justice-involved individuals are young adults and unemployed or earn an income that is well below the federal poverty line leaving them without the ability to obtain health care. There is now opportunity to enhance collaboration between the criminal justice and healthcare systems. Early estimates indicate a significant number of justice-involved individuals may be eligible for provisions under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), specifically; enrollment in Medicaid or the ability to purchase health care coverage through state health insurance exchanges. Because of the many health care expansion possibilities for this population we are witnessing an unprecedented opportunity to help connect the justice population to healthcare coverage and the associated healthcare services. Federal, state and local criminal justice systems are poised to change the way they do business with the advent of the ACA. It is now possible for millions of low income, justice- involved individuals to obtain healthcare or insurance coverage for their physical and behavioral health needs. This far reaching system change will impact every decision point in the criminal justice system from arrest to individuals returning to the community upon release.
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new & notable October 1, 2014
More than half of all online crime reported to police in Canada in 2012 was related to fraud, according to a new report
new & notable September 30, 2014
Lines between public and private policing are increasingly "messy and complex," according to a new paper released by the federal National...
new & notable September 29, 2014
More than half of the incarcerated in some regions are awaiting trial, according to a new report by the non-profit Open Society Foundations
new & notable September 26, 2014
Despite previous research showing a connection between violent video games and aggressive behavior, violent video games haven't impacted ...
September 25, 2014
The Attorney General will stay in office until his successor is confirmed, which might not happen until early next year, according to med...
September 25, 2014
Some two million children have parents or close relatives behind bars---with consequences that won’t become evident for a generation
September 24, 2014
The Attorney General says the decline in federal prisoners underlines the new ‘holistic’ approach to criminal justice