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Leader of Adler's Newest Center to Serve as Panelist at Decarceration Conference 10.19.17
Leader of Adler's Newest Center to Serve as Panelist at Decarceration Conference
10.19.17

The leader of a key Adler University center is joining experts and policymakers next month on a panel centered on decarceration-focused innovations, violence and criminal justice reform in Chicago.

Dan Cooper, Ph.D., and executive director for the university’s Center for Equitable Cities is taking part in a Nov. 2-4 conference for researchers, policymakers, formerly incarcerated leaders and practitioners at the School of Social Service Administration. The event, “Tools and Tactics: Promising Solutions to Advance the Era of Smart Decarceration” was spotlighted in an Oct. 18 UChicagoNews article.

It aims to promote the integration of research, practice and policy into the building — and sustaining — of what coordinators coin the “decarceration era”. Key topics to be addressed include: reducing behavioral health disparities; policy innovations; organizing for decarceration; perspectives of victims and families; addressing violence and criminal justice reform in Chicago; and more.

Cooper joins fellow panelists Kim Foxx, Cook County state’s attorney; Toni Preckwinkle; Cook County Board president; Curtis Toler, a community change leader from Chicago CRED; and Gina Fedock, assistant professor at the School of Social Service Administration.

Visit the SSA conference's website for additional information.

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