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The Case for Youth Police Initiative

October 26, 2022 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Dr. Nina Rose Fischer is a tenured Associate Professor at City University of New York John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Interdisciplinary Studies where she develops courses on social justice and institutionalized oppression. She is the co-director of the prestigious Vera Fellows Program for social justice. She also taught undergraduates at Hunter in Sociology, and graduates at Hunter School of Social Work in Multicultural Social Work and Human Behavior in the Social Environment.

Dr. Fischer has 25 years of experience in harm reduction and youth justice as an organizer, therapist, administrator, policy analyst and researcher. She is currently Principal Investigator on four original research projects 1) youth and police relations; 2) substance use harm reduction; 3) arrest diversion; and a National Science Foundation grant on social justice pedagogy with STEM faculty. She published a book called The Case for Youth Police Initiative: Interdependent Fates and the Power of Peace an ethnographic exploration of young people and police relations; and recommendations for how law enforcement can benefit from social welfare infrastructure; as well as the article: Interdependent fates: Youth and police—Can they make peace? Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology. Critical race, class and gender analyses are central to Dr. Fischer’s work as an activist scholar.

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October 26, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


USC Leavey Library (LVL 17)
651 W 35th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90089
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