Criminal justice reform is a hotly debated issue on Beacon Hill, but the effects of a broken system are felt in our neighborhoods, with a particular impact on our youth. For the second installment of the DotThought™ program series, Dorchester Bay EDC will host a panel discussion about criminal justice reform in Massachusetts and the fight to end youth criminalization. Fighting to End Youth Criminalization in Our Neighborhoods will be held on Wednesday, March 15 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre in Uphams Corner. The discussion will be led by youth activists from the Dorchester Bay Youth Force team, with Hannah Ledgerton of Citizens for Juvenile Justice.
The event is expected to draw local residents, activists, nonprofit leaders, policymakers and most importantly, youth from our neighborhoods to confront the challenges of youth criminalization in Dorchester and nearby neighborhoods.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Free food and beverages will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited, so grab tickets while you can!