March 19, 2022, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Member Saturday: Reimagining Public Safety
Members only. Registration required. Virtual.
Eastern State’s founders endeavored to reimagine America’s criminal justice system in the name of creating a safer and more just society. Can we do the same today? Can we consider and then pursue alternative approaches to public safety?
Eastern State Board Member and Temple University assistant professor Dr. Ajima Olaghere will lead an insightful discussion on how we can rethink our approach to social justice and public safety using Eastern State as a case study for activating the imagination.
Ajima Olaghere, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at Temple University’s School of Criminal Justice, where her research advances our understanding of the interrelated nature of communities, place, policing and reentry. Dr. Olaghere approaches Criminology with a strong belief that the act of research – the way researchers conduct themselves and their studies – is critical to producing meaningful impact on policies, practices, and affected communities. She has published quantitative studies on restorative justice for youth and learning opportunities for incarcerated individuals, alongside qualitative and mixed-method studies on youth diversion, police-community relations, and street-level drug transactions. Recently, she has been laser-focused on a persistent gap in her field of Criminology – A lack of intentional, meaningful and upfront community engagement on studies which will invariably affect the implementation of policies at the place level.
Please Note: This Member Saturday experience will be held online. Registrants will receive a Zoom link via email. To ensure you receive this link, please try to register at least 24 hours in advance.
This event is free for all members. Reserve free tickets online or call 215-236-5111 x224. Space is limited.