Criminal Justice Speaker Series - Nick Turner from the Vera Institute of Justice

Criminal Justice Speaker Series

Friday, November 2, 2018 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Fenwick Library, #2001


The Criminal Justice Speaker Series is a vibrant component of the MS in Criminal Justice graduate program. The speaker series brings individuals working at the cutting edge of criminal justice issues to Mason. All members of the Criminology, Law and Society Department are invited to attend.

We are very excited to announce a talk by Nick Turner, President and Director of the Vera Institute of Justice.  Nicholas Turner joined Vera as its fifth president and director in August, 2013. Vera's mission is to urgently build and improve justice systems that ensure fairness, promote safety, and strengthen communities. During his first tenure at Vera from 1998-2007, he developed ideas for demonstration projects aimed at keeping troubled youth out of the justice system and easing reentry for adult prisoners. In 2015, Nick joined the advisory council of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, a new, independent nonprofit aiming to eliminate the gaps in opportunity and achievement for boys and young men of color. He currently serves on the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform and the Advisory Board to New York City’s Children’s Cabinet.