Youth, Race and Criminalization

DATE & TIME: 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT September 23
Join us in welcoming David Miranda, ESQ, to hear a discussion on Youth, Race, and Criminalization. This event will take place virtually on Zoom.

What are the issues facing young people, particularly young people of color, in the criminal justice system? As a society we often think of the criminal justice system as a means of achieving justice and problem solving but is this a fair approach when thinking about young people (defined as individuals below the age of 24)? This will be a conversation about how the criminal justice system approaches questions of youth and race in practice and think about ways in which we might envision a fairer society.


David Miranda is the Senior Arraignment Attorney at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem (NDS), a holistic public defender agency in Northern Manhattan, serving indigent residents of Northern Manhattan charged with misdemeanors and felonies in New York County. He is a lifelong resident of New York City and a resident of Northern Manhattan. Prior to his position at the NDS, he was a Senior Attorney at the Urban Justice Center’s Peter Cicchino Youth Project where he represented homeless youth 24 and under, many of whom identifed as LGBTQ, He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Sarah Lawrence College and recipient of the 2019 New York Bar Association Arthur Leonard Award for LGBT advocacy.