October 14, 2015
7:00 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. doors
Currently there are over 2,500 juveniles serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole (LWOP) in which roughly 60% of those youths were first time offenders. In recognition of Conflict Resolution Day, the Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) is shining the light on this issue and how alternatives forms of conflict resolution may be able to combat the pitfalls of the school to prison pipeline.
By providing an opportunity to view and discuss this film together, we hope to engender community concern for the issue and stimulate action to move the needle toward reform in how juveniles are sentenced under Michigan law.
At this event, the DRC hopes to educate the community about the juvenile justice system and promote a community conversation about change. After the film, Washtenaw County Circuit Judge Timothy Connors will moderate a panel of experts on the legal and social issues surrounding juvenile lifers.
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