Million Dollar Blocks: Using Mapping Tools to Create Safer Communities

Date: 4/29/2009
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

With an increasing number of people spending time behind bars, certain communities bear the disproportionate burden of incarceration. Maps of "million dollar blocks" identify targeted areas where significant government funding, often a million or more dollars, is being spent on large numbers of incarcerated individuals who occupy the same city block.  Depicting the patterns within and among communities that experience the greatest levels of involvement in the criminal justice system has become an important step toward strengthening neighborhoods and reducing crime.


Join us Wednesday, April 29th at 7pm for a conversation with Eric Cadora, Director and Founder of the Justice Mapping Center, and Marshall Clement, Project Director for the Council of State Governments’ Justice Reinvestment Project.  They will present on their experiences working to reduce recidivism rates in targeted neighborhoods across the country through the use of computer mapping and close work with state-level policymakers to improve reentry policies. 

Introduction by Ingrid Gould Ellen, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning at Wagner and Co-Director of NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy


Hosted by the Students for Criminal Justice Reform and co-sponsored by the Urban Planning Student Association (UPSA) and the Black Student Alliance (BSA)