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Schubert Center Submits Letter on Police-Youth Relations

In light of a series of events concerning law enforcement in the greater Cleveland area as well as Ohio and across the nation, and more specifically the unique impact these events have on children and young people, the Schubert Center has submitted a letter to local, state and federal level policymakers concerning the importance of an adolescent development- and trauma-informed approach to police-youth interactions. The letter discusses the special nature of child and youth interactions with police and the justice system,  […Read more]

Schubert Supports New Guidelines for Children Facing Life in Prison

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The Schubert Center endorsed a new report of guidelines for representing children who face a life sentence. The report, Trial Defense Guidelines: Representing a Child Client Facing a Possible Life Sentence was released by the Campaign for Fair Sentencing of Youth (CFSY) on March 11.
The CFSY guidelines were announced just one day after the United Nations special reporter on torture and other cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment, […Read more]

LOCATION CHANGE | Schubert is Community Partner for Bryan Stevenson “Let’s Talk About Injustice” March 19

Bryan Stevenson Headshot

LOCATION CHANGE:

Cleveland State University Waetjen Auditorium

Music and Communication Building
2001 Euclid Avenue

On Thursday, March 19 at Cleveland State University, Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation will host a free Community Conversation that will feature Bryan A. Stevenson, attorney, human rights activist and author of Just Mercy. Stevenson is one of the country’s most visionary legal thinkers and social justice advocates. A MacArthur fellow and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, […Read more]

Faculty Associate Releases New Co-Authored Book

On Becoming a Teen Mom Book Cover

Faculty associate Mary Erdmans and sociology professor Tim Black have released a new book, “Life Before Pregnancy: On Becoming a Teen Mom.” This new book examines the lives of 108 working class adolescent mothers in Connecticut to examine their different trajectories to motherhood. While public narratives often demonize teen mothers, this book looks to their lives before pregnancy to highlight how complex social issues, such as poverty and violence against women, have impacted their individual pathways to motherhood. […Read more]

Faculty Associates Receive $2.5 Million Grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Faculty associates Sonia Minnes and Lynn Singer received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to launch the next phase of their Project Newborn research. Project Newborn was started 20 years ago to investigate health and development outcomes of babies born to cocaine-addicted mothers. This next phase of the project will focus on the original participants of Project Newborn as they enter early adulthood. Over the next four years the new study will focus on investigating rates of substance abuse, […Read more]