Public Policy Associates President Dr. Paul Elam will co-host a panel discussion on juvenile justice reform and increasing the representation of evaluators of color on November 17 with the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The event will take place during the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Philadelphia. Registration is required to attend the session.
Dr. Elam, who specializes in juvenile justice research, will moderate the learning session related to the foundations’ work with states, local governments, and communities to reduce secure confinement and out-of-home placement of juveniles, eliminate racial and ethnic disparities, and improve communities’ ability to support youth development and community safety.
The others on the panel are the foundation’s senior associate Jeff Poirier, program associate Toni Lemon, and senior associate David Brown.
Dr. Elam has worked closely with the Annie E. Casey Foundation on juvenile justice issues and its Expanding the Bench initiative to increase the number of minority researchers in the public policy arena. He is an advisor and mentor in the foundation’s Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity program.
“Important work is taking place across the country to improve juvenile justice programs and policies, and therefore improve the lives of young people at pivotal stages in their lives,” Dr. Elam said. “This discussion will help share the latest trends and research with leaders in criminology.”
PPA is involved in extensive work in juvenile justice in the state of Michigan. It provides support to the Governor’s Committee on Juvenile Justice and analyzes data for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
For more information, contact Dr. Elam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-485-447.