Across the political spectrum consensus is building for the need to reform America’s criminal justice system. As one of the most powerful players in the system, prosecutors are being called upon to address the vicious cycle known as the “cradle-to-prison” pipeline.
One of its most ardent and articulate apostles is Adam Foss, a former assistant prosecutor for Suffolk County, Ma, and now founder and president of the non profit organization, Prosecutor Impact.
In his popular TED talk and through his organization, Foss demonstrates that alternative measures to locking up non-violent offenders are more effective than incarceration for decreasing the recidivism rate and increasing positive outcomes for the offenders as well as for the victims and the communities in which they live.
Following his talk, Foss will join Jean Peters Baker, Jackson County, Mo Prosecutor; Wesley Bell, St. Louis County Circuit Attorney; and Kim Gardner, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney, for a discussion on how they are working to put the justice back into the criminal justice system.
The event is sponsored by the School of Law, the Brown School and the Clark-Fox Policy Institute.