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Upcoming Events

A list of upcoming events featuring our work and the work of Square One experts and our partners.

Justice Is The Next Normal Virtual Town Hall

A town hall bringing together national leaders to discuss how changes like “emergency” prison and jail reductions during COVID-19 must go beyond this moment in time to become the start of a permanent change. Join us as our panel of advocates, health and justice experts, and researchers put this moment into historical context, discuss the new social contract for health and safety emerging across the country, and consider how to usher in a new and lasting era of safety and justice. Hosted by the Square One Project.


Roundtable 3 – Examining Violence in the United States: Implications for Justice Policy and Practice

Square One and the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights held the third Roundtable on the Future of Justice Policy in Detroit in October 2019, examining violence in the United States.

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Reimagining Justice: The Next 25 Years

As we approach the 25th anniversary of the federal 1994 Crime Bill, The Vera Institute of Justice joined the Square One Project to consider the visionary work, big ideas, and fundamental values that will guide the next 25 years of justice policy.

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Roundtable 2 – 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.

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Reimagining the Justice System’s Approach to Violent Crime

The Square One Project and the Emerging Adult Justice Learning Community hosted a presentation and discussion of two new papers: “Reconsidering the ‘Violent Offender’” and “Thinking About Emerging Adults and Violent Crime.” These two papers present policy recommendations on how the justice system should approach violence.

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