On Wednesday, May 9, Princeton University and the Brookings Institution released the latest issue of The Future of Children—a journal that promotes effective, evidence-based policies and programs for children. In addition, Ron Haskins and John H. Laub wrote a policy brief “Helping children with parents in prison and children in foster care” which will accompany the volume.
The current issue of Future of Children, edited by John H. Laub, titled “Reducing Justice System Inequality,” focuses on how the justice system exacerbates inequality and proposes solutions to mitigate these effects. The volume contains seven papers on the following topics: schools, foster care, diversion, policing, jails, probation, and children of incarcerated parents.
Following an overview of the journal volume and the accompanying policy brief, Harvard Professor Robert J. Sampson gave keynote remarks about the impacts of neighborhood inequality on children, especially those with incarcerated parents and those exposed to violence. The event concluded with an expert panel discussion, moderated by John H. Laub, focused on ways to help the prospects of children with an incarcerated parent or who are or have been in foster care.
The event was held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 1:00PM - 3:00PM at Falk Auditorium at The Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington D.C.