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Friday, March 17 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
How At-Risk Youth are Misunderstood by the Criminal System and Society

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The Criminal System sees young people as binary---on the right path or the wrong one. Once they are labeled as being on the "wrong" path, the criminal system, the school system, and society imposes additional pressures on those young people that increases the risk of criminal behavior. These pressures effect young peoples' self image and sense of agency. As a person who was the object of the criminal system as a child and adult, and as a current student of restorative justice, DeCedrick will discuss the experience and implications of these forces.

DeCedrick will be participating by zoom from Stateville Correctional Facility.

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Betsy Wilson

Founder, Sentencing Advocacy Group of Evanston
Betsy Wilson is a founder of the Sentencing Advocacy Group of Evanston, where she leads a multidisciplinary team of sentencing advocates and record specialists.  SAGE conducts mitigation investigations in federal and state and capital, juvenile-life-sentence, and non-capital cases... Read More →
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DeCedrick Walker

Masters Degree Student - Restorative Justice Practices, North Park University
DeCedrick A. Walker is a student at North Park University earning a Masters degree in Restorative Justice Practices. He is a trauma informed street analyst, trained and experienced in de-escalating conflict and brokering peace. He co-authored an article on writing and healing, is... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2023 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
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