Incarceration in the United States
and Diverting Youth from the Justice System – May 15 Events

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will hold a public seminar on May 15 to explore diverting youth from the criminal justice system. Practitioners and researchers will speak about the history of youth diversion, innovative practices, international approaches, and the costs/benefits of youth diversion. 

Immediately following the seminar, the National Academies will celebrate the five-year anniversary of the landmark report The Growth of Incarceration in the United States, and the impact it has had on the U.S. criminal justice system since its release. Attendees of the seminar are invited to join in this celebration.

Seminar Details:
Wednesday, May 15
1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT
National Academies’ Keck Center
500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Room 100 
Agenda | Webcast

Reporters who wish to attend the seminar should register in advance: 202-334-2138 or

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