Innovations in Criminal Justice


Friday, February 17, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North

Ash Center Student Speaker Series

The Ash Center's Student Speaker Series returns this week, with a dive into the cutting edge of criminal justice policy. We'll hear from three students whose Policy Analysis Exercise research focused on new and fascinating methods in the field of criminal justice.

Duwain Pinder and Francesca Iofredda, both dual-degree MPP/MBA '17 students, focused on the city of New Orleans, LA as their PAE client, introducing a performance management system to the local criminal justice system with an eye towards addressing some of the challenges found in the largest city in Louisiana--the most incarcerated state in the country.

Michael Huggins looked at a different innovation, a bit closer to home: the Suffolk County House of Corrections, in Boston's South Bay. His research focused on an approach which is not uncommon in Europe but all but unheard of in the US: separate young-adult facilities to house inmates between the ages of 18 and 24. 


Duwain Pinder, MPP/MBA '17
Francesca Ioffreda, MPP/MBA '17
Michael Huggins, MPP '17



About the Series

The Ash Center Student Speaker Series highlights and explores the implications and lessons learned from the research projects or applied learning experiences of Harvard University students supported by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Each week, we invite two students to offer brief remarks on their work, or a response to one another’s work, and then open the table for discussion. The series will take place each Friday at noon in the Ash Center foyer, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North. Lunch will be provided.