Forum on Youth and Wellbeing in an Age of Mass Incarceration

  This month, CPP will host an interactive forum on Youth and Wellbeing in an Age of Mass Incarceration. Participants will include researchers, practitioners, members of the judiciary, funders, educators, and other key stakeholders committed to improving the lives of youth involved in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. (see below) Details for the Forum … More Forum on Youth and Wellbeing in an Age of Mass Incarceration

Summer Institute: Participatory Methods – Theory and Practice

This summer, CPP Directors Laura Smith, Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, and Lalitha Vasudevan will offer a Summer Institute focused on the theory and practice of Participatory Methods. There will be a special focus on youth and wellbeing, and course participants will have the opportunity to explore new methodologies, digital tools, and participatory approaches in community-based research. IND 5199: Participatory Methods: Theory … More Summer Institute: Participatory Methods – Theory and Practice

Podcast of Visionary Activism and #BlackLivesMatter (Audio)

Last month, Vince Warren, the Executive Director for the Center for Constitutional Rights, facilitated a CPP Salon in which he focused on what it means to be a visionary in an era of oppression. He discussed the work of CCR as “movement-based lawyering,” the roles and practices of youth activist initiatives, and the affordances and constraints of … More Podcast of Visionary Activism and #BlackLivesMatter (Audio)

Visionary Activism & BlackLivesMatter

Please join the Civic Participation Project in our upcoming event on March 21st 2016: Visionary Activism: How the BlackLivesMatter Movement Challenges Us to View a World Beyond Police Body Cameras. With Vincent Warren, the Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. (follow CCR on twitter: @theCCR) Monday March 21st 2016 from 5-6:30 in Horace … More Visionary Activism & BlackLivesMatter

Enhancing Data Driven Research within the Prison System: The true knowledge lies within the individual

One of our missions within the Civic Participation Project is to review the literature that focuses on transition programs for inmates who are coming back into the community. It is clear that there is a vast amount of empirical research showing the positive correlations between these programs and their participant’s ability to gain employment, utilize … More Enhancing Data Driven Research within the Prison System: The true knowledge lies within the individual