Baruch College Presents Public Lecture on “The Changing Climate for Criminal Justice Reform”

NEW YORK, NY – November 3, 2015 – The School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, The Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series on Equality and Justice and the Engelman Family presents “The Changing Climate for Criminal Justice Reform” on Monday, November 9 at 5:00 p.m. Marc Mauer, Executive Director of The Sentencing Project will serve as guest speaker.
Mauer will discuss the reasons behind the changing climate, and assess how far the reform movement has come and what changes in policy and practice are necessary if we seek to reduce the levels of incarceration in the United States. This event is free and open to the public.

Mauer is one of the country’s leading experts on sentencing policy, race and the criminal justice system. He has directed programs on criminal justice policy reform for 30 years, and is the author of some of the most widely-cited reports and publications in the field. His 1995 report on racial disparity and the criminal justice system led the New York Times to editorialize that the report “should set off alarm bells from the White House to city halls – and help reverse the notion that we can incarcerate our way out of fundamental social problems.”


WHAT: “The Changing Climate for Criminal Justice Reform”

WHEN: Monday, November 9, 2015
Reception: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Lecture: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Baruch College – The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus
55 Lexington Avenue
Room 14-220


About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to

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