Opening comments at the Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Summit

DMC is generally defined as the phenomenon of Black and Latino youth coming in contact with the criminal justice system in far greater numbers than they represented in the general population. This video features our opening comments and presentations: “What is Disproportionate Minority Contact?” -Mack McGee and JDAI and “Current Policy Efforts in Cook County” -Miquel Lewis

A Summit Counsel for Children during Police Interrogations

A Summit Counsel for Children during Police Interrogations

Dr. Bryan Hogeveen from the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


MARCH 27, 2014 AT 4:30PM

Through a Violent Lens: Colonialism and Violent Youth

From where does youth violence emerge? Why are so many marginalized young people’s biographies told through a violent lens? In this talk, Dr. Hogeveen explores how violence lives are constituted at the apex of structural and micro conditions that become folded into the individual. Drawing on his years of research in two of Canada’s toughest inner cities (Edmonton and Winnipeg), he demonstrates how violent role models, severe substance abuse, extreme poverty, and a dearth of restorative and hospitable resources provide the backdrop against which violence is manifested. Dr. Hogeveen maintains that coming to grips with the impact of racism(s) and colonialism is fundamental to a nuanced and robust understanding of youth violence. 

Dr. Bryan Hogeveen joined the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta in 2002. He is co-author (along with his wife Dr. Joanne Minaker, MacEwan University) of Youth, Crime and Society: Issues of Power and Justice (2009). He has published widely on his academic interests, which include: justice, violence, epistemology, youth crime, martial arts in/and society, continental philosophy, and the sociology of sport.

He is the editor-in-chief of the international interdisciplinary journal Societies ( His Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada-funded research project examines the impact of governmental economic restructuring on the marginalized inner-city residents of Edmonton and Winnipeg.  Dr. Hogeveen has a forthcoming book with McGill-Queen’s press called Cold Cities: Care and Control in the Inner City (with Dr. Andrew Woolford, University of Manitoba). He is the father of 3 incredible children, coaches hockey and teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and submission grappling at the University of Alberta. 

Black Young Men in America

Black Young Men in America

Disproportionate Minority Contact Summit

Disproportionate Minority Contact Summit


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DMC is generally defined as the phenomenon of Black and Latino youth coming in contact with the criminal justice system in far greater numbers than they represented in the general population. 
To begin deeper conversation around the implication of DMC to other justice issues, Health and Medicine and The Mansfield Institute at Roosevelt University are holding a summit to encourage information sharing and agenda setting for a new generation of advocates, and will leave the day with hope and ideas for a strategy for change. 
Join us. Spread the word.

February 7th, 2014 8:30am-5:00pm

Roosevelt University, Congress Lounge

430 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago IL, 60605 

Panel Discussion with Hill Harper

Join Author and Film, Stage, and Television actor, Hill Harper as he host a panel discussion with formerly incarcerated citizens who have successfully re-entered into society.

You will also learn more about helping his non-profit, youth serving, organization Manifest Your Destiny.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave, Congress Lounge


No RSVP required

Brought to you by:

The Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation, and The Center for Student Involvement. 

Explaining Jail and Prison to Children With Incarcerated Loved Ones

In 2010, the Pew Research Center found that 1.2 million incarcerated people had children under 18 years old. As a result, there are 2.7 million minor children who have a parent in jail or prison. In other words, 1-in-28 American children (3.6%) have an incarcerated parent. Just 25 years ago, the number was 1-in-125. About 1 in 9 black children have an incarcerated parent and more than 14,000 children of the incarcerated enter foster care each year.

A report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics found that the number of parents held in state and federal prisons increased by 79% between 1991 and midyear 2007. And half of the mothers (52%) and fathers (54%) in state prison reported that they were the primary provider for their children before their incarceration. Read more about the challenges facing children with an incarcerated parent, here.

Join us as we discuss the impact(s) of prison on children and address ways to explain it to them. This event is relevant for families with incarcerated loved ones and individuals who work with children of the incarcerated (as educators, caregivers, or service providers).

The event is organized by Project NIA and co-sponsored by the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation, Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers (CLAIM), Lawndale Amachi Mentorship Program (LAMP), Prisoner & Family Ministry Connection (Lutheran Social Service of illinois), and Woman of God’s Design Ministry (WOGD).




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