Location

Portland State University

Start Date

7-5-2019 11:00 AM

End Date

7-5-2019 1:00 PM

Abstract

In 1994 the State of Oregon passed Ballot Measure 11, which allows for the mandatory minimum sentencing for several types of felonies. This measure also allows for juveniles as young as 15 to be subjected to this mandatory sentencing. Due to the severity of this measure, several youth agencies throughout the state of Oregon became concerned about the consequences of mandatory sentencing on youth, and decided to create educational workshops to allow more awareness of Ballot Measure 11 sentencing. Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC), is the front runner for this workshop. Their goals are to educate/raise awareness, prevent contact with the system, and empower the scholars to lead reform efforts, either in conjunction with other organizations, or together as scholars. In order to effectively evaluate the educational impact of these workshops, POIC & PSU will use analyzed survey data to answer their overall research question: For the youth who participate, what impact do these workshops have on juvenile justice education? Specifically, do these workshops change a youth’s perception of justice?

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May 7th, 11:00 AM May 7th, 1:00 PM

Evaluating the Educational Impact of Ballot Measure 11 Workshops & Youths’ Perceptions of Justice

Portland State University

In 1994 the State of Oregon passed Ballot Measure 11, which allows for the mandatory minimum sentencing for several types of felonies. This measure also allows for juveniles as young as 15 to be subjected to this mandatory sentencing. Due to the severity of this measure, several youth agencies throughout the state of Oregon became concerned about the consequences of mandatory sentencing on youth, and decided to create educational workshops to allow more awareness of Ballot Measure 11 sentencing. Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC), is the front runner for this workshop. Their goals are to educate/raise awareness, prevent contact with the system, and empower the scholars to lead reform efforts, either in conjunction with other organizations, or together as scholars. In order to effectively evaluate the educational impact of these workshops, POIC & PSU will use analyzed survey data to answer their overall research question: For the youth who participate, what impact do these workshops have on juvenile justice education? Specifically, do these workshops change a youth’s perception of justice?