This fall, Human Rights First’s Public Dialogues Series, Dialogues on Detention: Applying Lessons from Criminal Justice Reform to the Immigration Detention System, will convene experts, academics, policymakers, practitioners, advocates, and the private bar working in the immigration detention and corrections/criminal justice fields, as well as formerly detained individuals, to share knowledge, experiences, and best practices. We aim to help shift the national conversation on immigration detention, build alliances between stakeholders in both fields, and lay the groundwork for future improvements in policy and practice.
The Dialogues will focus on four issues: conditions of confinement, mandatory detention/mandatory minimum sentencing, alternatives to detention, and access to quality legal representation. Click here for an overview of the series.
The four day-long events will consist of talks and expert panels at our local university partners in Austin, Irvine (California), Tempe (Arizona), and New Orleans. Human Rights First will host a culminating event in early 2013 to bring lessons learned across the country back to Washington, D.C.
For more information, please contact Ruthie Epstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Background Materials
- Audio/Video Coverage:
- Mon, Sept 24th: University of California – Irvine
- Fri, Oct 12th: Arizona State University
- Wed, Sep 12th: The University of Texas at Austin