Magazine article The Quill

Justice Program by New England Chapter

Magazine article The Quill

Justice Program by New England Chapter

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The New England Pro chapter recently co-sponsored "Journalism & Juvenile Justice: How Your Sentences Affect Theirs," a panel discussion that explored the role the media plays in juvenile sentencing reform. It took place April 17 and featured several prominent speakers, including former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis; crime professor James Alan Fox; communications professor Sarah J. Jackson; Gail Garinger, the child advocate for the state of Massachusetts; juvenile court judge Leslie E. Harris; and Joshua Dohan, director of the youth advocacy division of the Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services. Journalism professor Dan Kennedy moderated the program.

Many of the panelists' concerns about media coverage were echoed by Cara Lisa Berg Powers, co-director at Press Pass TV, a non-profit media organization based in Boston. …

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