TNS, IRP, Waterside Plaza: Inaugural Lecture
Topic: The Innocence Project: Development and Implementation of Policy
Speaker: Rebecca Brown, Director of Policy,The Innocence Project
Date and Time: May 6, 2-3:30PM
Location: Waterside Plaza, Lewis Davis Pavilion (East River at 24th Street, accessible via the M34 and M23 bus. Public transportation details available in the office)
In coordination with The New School and the apartment complex, Waterside Plaza, which has approached TNS seeking life-long learning opportunities for its residents and neighbors, the IRP will host a talk and discussion on The Innocence Project for IRP members and residents of the complex.
The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck at Cardozo School of Law to free the staggering number of innocent people who are incarcerated and to reform the system to prevent such injustice in the future. Thus far, the Project has exonerated 364 prisoners through DNA testing.
Rebecca Brown, who joined the Innocence Project in 2005, now directs its federal and state policy agenda. She has had a distinguished career in the criminal justice field, having held research, planning, and policy positions in the NYC Mayor’s Office, the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES), and the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board. A Barnard graduate, she has a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from the Wagner School at New York University, where she was the recipient of the Public Service Scholarship. Rebecca Brown is also the daughter of IRP member Susan Herman.
To register for the event, go to https://newschool-innocenceproject.splashthat.com/