Damaging Minds and Bodies: Trauma, Violence, and the Criminal Justice System
Friday, February 10, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Charles E. Young Research Library Conference Room
Saturday, February 11, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The planned February 10-11, 2017 symposium will address the destructive impact of the U.S. criminal justice system, including through policing, courts, jails, prisons, and immigration detention facilities, on the physical and mental health on racially and economically vulnerable communities, people with disabilities, and families. A central theme and purpose of the event involves confronting contemporary criminal justice practices as, essentially, a public health crisis. Some specific areas for dialogue and learning include the degenerative health effects of prison and detention conditions, collective trauma and terror within communities of color stemming from police violence, justice system treatment of sexually vulnerable and gender-nonconforming people, deaths of incarcerated people with mental illness, the invisibility of indigenous people in contemporary dialogue about policing and incarceration, racial profiling, detention and persecution of Muslim, Arab and Middle Eastern people, and the relationships between healthcare and social service disparities and vulnerability to arrest and incarceration.
Register here. This event is free and open to the public, as space allows.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16697, for 3 contact hours.
This event is pending approval from the State Bar of California for 8.5 credit hours of continuing legal education, including 4.25 hours of Elimination of Bias credit.
For more information, visit http://repairforjustice.org/events
Co-sponsored by the Youth and Justice Clinic at the UCLA School of Law, the UCLA American Indian Studies Center, the UCLA Disability Studies Program, and the National Association of Social Workers – USC Unit
UCLA is a tobacco-free campus. All-day parking ($12) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lots 2, 3 and 4 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues). For more information, call 310-825-7315.