On Friday, September 23, Cochrane Collaboration College for Policy Director Catherine Gallagher spoke as a panelist during “The Youth PROMISE Act and The Promise of Our Youth,” at the Congressional Black Caucus's Annual Legislative Conference’s forum. Surrounded by legal experts, community leaders, activists including R. Dwayne Betts a recent GMU "Fall for the Book" Poetry participant, and legislative heavyweights like Congressman Robert “Bobby” Scott (VA-3), Donald M. Payne (NJ-10) and Karen Bass (CA-33), Gallagher spoke from an academic’s perspective about the bill’s focus on evidence-based policies and the importance of using evidence in legislative decision-making.
The Youth Prison Reduction through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support and Education (PROMISE) Act--introduced by Reps. Scott, Jones (R-NC), LaTourette (R-OH), Conyers (D-MI) and Payne (D-NJ)--would provide federal grants to communities for funding proven evidence-based intervention and preventative programs to reduce juvenile delinquency.
|Cochrane's Catherine Gallagher with Representative Bobby Scott (VA-03)||Cochrane's Catherine Gallagher speaks with R. Dwayne Betts from the Campaign for Youth Justice.|
|From Left to Right: R. Dwayne Betts from the Campaign for Youth Justice, Catherine Gallagher from Cochrane, Congressman Bobby Scott and Liz Ryan from the Campaign for Youth Justice.||Ilana Brunner, Legislative Director for Bobby Scott's office and Cochrane's Catherine Gallagher pose for picture.|
|Catherine Gallagher speaks on evidence-based policy.||Representative Bobby Scott speaks about the Youth PROMISE Act and rational policy-making.|
|From Left to Right: Carol Chodroff, Counsel for the House Judiciary Committee, Cochrane's Catherine Gallagher, Cynthia Robbins of The Racial Justice Initiative of Time Banks USA.|
September 26, 2011