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Criminal Justice Events in 2013

Oct 27, 2014 - Oct 28, 2014

2014 International Courthouse Dogs Conference

Oct 21, 2014 - Oct 21, 2014

11th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference

While major reform of the U.S. immigration system seems to be at a standstill, issues of immigration policy are very much at the forefront of political debates and the challenges facing the Obama administration, state and local governments, and the country. The 11th annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference will offer timely policy and legal analysis and discussion on key immigration topics featuring panels with government officials, researchers, advocates, and other immigration experts. 

More information on registration, agenda, and speakers to follow soon.        


Rachel Reyes
Center for Migration Studies
Communications Coordinator


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Georgetown University Law Center
Bernard P. McDonough Hall, Hart Auditorium
600 New Jersey Avenue NW 
Washington D.C. 20001


Sep 18, 2014 - Sep 18, 2014

Incarceration Nation: Why is America the World's Biggest Jailer?

Sep 4, 2014

How do we significantly reduce our prisons?

Jun 18, 2014

Surveillance City: The War on Drugs in Urban Neighborhoods

Presented by the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School

2014 Nathan Levin Lecture on Public Policy

6:00-8:00 p.m.

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.

  • Alice Goffman, assistant professor of sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; author, On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City

Followed by a conversation with:

  • Jeff Smith, assistant professor of politics and advocacy, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, The New School
  • Jamelle Bouie, politics, policy, and race reporter, Slate

To RSVP, click below:

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Jun 18, 2014

Health Reform and Public Safety: New Opportunities, Better Outcomes

12:00-3:00 p.m.

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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