Every year, the Boston Debate League partners with students, teachers, and schools to dive deeply into a significant area of public policy. In the coming school year, students will be researching, writing, and debating about the many facets of criminal justice reform, from the high-level creation of policy to the ways those policies impact communities of color, immigrants, and others across the country.
Join the BDL and BU on May 13th for a discussion with Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins and BU Wheelock's Willie Rodriguez, Clinical Instructor in Juvenile Justice and Advocacy, as they explore the role that punishment should play in our justice system. Are prisons obsolete? What crimes should be prosecuted, knowing the long-term implications?