Can the current U.S. criminal justice system be reformed? This and other questions were recently discussed at a half-day forum at St. Paul’s Metropolitan State University. No easy answers were forthcoming.
The school’s Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Club and Alcohol and Drug Counseling Student Association (ADCSA) co-sponsored “Understanding and Responding to Mass Incarceration: What Does Reform Look Like?” April 14, where nearly 150 participants, which included 20 middle-school students from Southside Family Charter School, took part in “multiple facilitated discussions” at the school’s Great Hall.
Therissa Libby, the program coordinator for Metro State’s alcohol and drug counseling master’s degree program, said it helped connect her students with community people and law enforcement types. Continue Reading →