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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commentary November 26, 2014
The official rollout of the grand jury decision left a lot to be desired
commentary November 25, 2014
Why did the killing of a young black man by a police officer capture our attention—and challenge the national conscience?
November 24, 2014
Obama calls for restraint, while declaring a 'deep distrust' exists between police and communities of color across the U.S.
November 24, 2014
Criminologists are playing a greater role, but there's still a long way to go, experts say
November 21, 2014
Officials talk about the issue, but no sweeping action has been taken, criminologist Michael Tonry told the American Society of Criminolo...
new & notable November 21, 2014
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new & notable November 20, 2014
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