Juvenile Justice: A Panel Discussion

October 5, 2012
Reno, NV
Nevada Museum of Art

Join NCJFCJ as we explore Richard Ross’s powerful and compelling series of photographs, Juvenile-In-Justice, documenting and examining the placement and treatment of American juveniles incarcerated in facilities in the United States.

For the past five years, Ross has interviewed and photographed both pre-adjudicated and committed youth in the juvenile justice system. To date, he has visited over 350 facilities in 28 states – including Nevada – photographing in group homes, police departments, youth correctional facilities, juvenile courtrooms, high schools, shelters, classrooms, interview rooms, and maximum security lock-down and non-lock-down shelters.

Juvenile-In-Justice is a project to document the placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist and, occasionally, harm them,” states Ross. “The hope is that by seeing these images, people will have a better understanding of the conditions that exist.”

Local juvenile justice advocates and leaders from NCJFCJ and the National Judicial College will explore the implications for public policy and reactions to the exhibit which move beyond the medium of photography to confront both viewer and subject with contemporary sociopolitical realities.

Join this panel for an in-depth discussion on the issues related to juvenile justice, scheduled for Friday, October 5, 2012 at 12 noon, Nevada Museum of Art, 160 West Liberty Street, Reno, Nevada. The cost is $10/Free for museum members. To attend, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/exhibitions/detail?eid=214

To learn more about the Juvenile-In-Justice project, please visit www.juvenile-in-justice.com

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