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The Roundtable on the Future of Justice Policy provides an opportunity for community members, academics, industry leaders, and other experts to come together to reimagine the justice system from the ground up. The Roundtable also works to create a public record for learning and sharing information around what a new “square one” might look like.

April 2021 Roundtable
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"The Values of the Justice System: Implications for Justice Policy and Practice" The fifth and final Roundtable on the Future of Justice Policy asks, What are the values that guide efforts to create safety and reduce harm? One of the themes that has emerged over the course of the Square One Project, and that we see emerging in our broader societal and cultural conversation, is that a different future for justice policy must be guided  by a clear articulation of the values it should be built upon and uphold. At this Roundtable, we will focus on identifying the values that provide our framework for justice, grappling with how they relate to racial reckoning, and examining the questions, opportunities, challenges, and ultimately the future such clarity about these values might bring

August 2020 Roundtable
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"Aspirations for the New Social Contract." The next Square One Roundtable will be taking place digitally throughout August and September 2020. Through a series of video conversations, participants will discuss the social contract, community resilience, economic mobility,  and the importance of political engagement.

October 2019 Roundtable
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"Examining Violence in the United States:  Implications for Justice Policy and Practice." Square One and the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University School of Law held the third Roundtable on the Future of Justice Policy in Detroit in October of 2020, examining violence in the United States.

Faces of Aftermath of Visible, Invisible Violenceand Loss: Radical Resiliency of Justice and Healing | By Barbara Jones (October 2019)

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Seeing Guns to See Urban Violence: Racial Inequality & Neighborhood Context | By David M. Hureau (October 2019)

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A Brief Review of a Developmental and Ecological Perspective on the Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma and Violence | By Micere Keels (October 2019)

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Public Health Approaches to Reducing Community Gun Violence | By Daniel W. Webster (October 2019)

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The Story of Violence in America | By Kellie Carter Jackson (October 2019)

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The Effects of Violence on Communities: The Violence Matrix as a Tool for Advancing More Just Policies | By Beth Ritchie (October 2019)

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April 2021 Roundtable
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"Examining Criminalization, Punitive Excess, and the Courts:  Implications for Justice Policy and Practice.” The second Roundtable on the Future of Justice Policy on criminalization, punitive excess, and the courts took place in Oakland, California, in March of 2019 in partnership with Merritt College's Administration of Justice and African-American Studies departments.

On the Conditions of Confinement | By Brian Yang (March 2019)

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Life Without Parole: The Shocking Reality | By John Purugganan (March 2019)

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Formerly Incarcerated Women and Identity Change | By Bridget Cervelli (March 2019)

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October 2018 Roundtable
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“Examining the History of Racial and Economic Inequality: Implications for Justice Policy and Practice.” In October of 2018, Square One partnered with North Carolina Central University Juvenile Justice Institute and the Virtual Justice Project at the North Carolina Central University School of Law on the inaugural Roundtable on the Future of Justice Policy to examine the history of racial and economic inequality.

The Grey Area: The Influence of Officer Background on Minority Criminal Treatment | By Cameron R.Wiley (October 2018)

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Community-Driven Models for Safety and Justice | By Leah Sakala and Nancy La Vigne (October 2018)

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Containing the Rainbow Coalition: Political Consequences of Racialized Incarceration | By Kerry Haynie (October 2018)

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The Community in Criminal Justice: Subordination, Consumption, Resistance & Transformation | By Monica C. Bell (October 2018)

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The History and Progress of Black Citizenship | By Leah Wright Rigueur (October 2018)

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Policing in American History | By Robert Brown (October 2018)

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The Racial History of Criminal Justice in America | By Heather Ann Thompson (October 2018)

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