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Upcoming Event: Women in the CJS through a Public Health Lens

This symposium, held September 29th at Washington University, will use a public health lens to examine the factors that drive women into the criminal justice system.

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The Prison Education Project at Washington University provides a high quality liberal arts education to people incarcerated in Missouri and to prison staff.

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Women in the CJS through a Public Health Lens
Friday, September 29th, 2017

This symposium will use a public health lens to examine the factors that drive women into the criminal justice system, and then focus on various treatment approaches to addressing these factors.

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM, in The Gargoyle in Mallinckrodt on Washington University Campus.
There are limited seats and registration is necessary. Register here:

The event is a joint effort between the Washington University Prison Education Program, Let’s Start, Connections to Success, STAR, and the Center for Women in Transition, with funding from The Gephardt Institute at Washington University.

Contact Person: Barbara Baumgartner, email:bbaumgar@wustl.edu

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"College in prison should be conceived less about how people in prison might change and more about how we, as a society increasingly defined by the scope and quality of our prisons, might change ourselves."

logoWash U PEP is a partner institution within the Consortium for Liberal Arts in Prison, based at Bard College in New York.  The Consortium helps advise, fund, and connect college prison programs throughout the nation.

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The Associate in Arts degree (A.A.) provides a framework for understanding the disciplines of a liberal arts degree and a foundation for further study at the bachelor's degree level.

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Research has shown that college is the most effective and inexpensive way to help people escape the cycles of crime and imprisonment.

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