Social Issue Talk: Youth Incarceration

Breaking the Cycle of Youth Incarceration by Increasing Equitable and Appropriate Policing
March 01, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
District Hall
SIF Social Issue Talk Series
Join the Social Innovation Forum on March 1, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm for the Social Issue Talk "Breaking the Cycle of Youth Incarceration by Increasing Equitable and Appropriate Policing." Lunch will be provided. Space is limited so please RSVP below.

Lennie DiPietro, Deputy Superintendent, Cambridge Police Department
Lennie DiPietrio
Deputy Superintendent Leonard DiPietro has over 30 years of experience with the Cambridge Police Department. He currently serves as the Commanding Officer of the Criminal Investigation Unit. He previously served as the Commanding Officer of the Community Services Unit and initiated the Safety Net Collaborative in collaboration with community partners. A native of Cambridge, he has also served in various supervisory capacities within patrol operations and investigations.


Dr. Richard Dudley, MD, Private practice psychiatrist, former Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation & Alcoholism Services

Dr. Richard Dudley

Richard G. Dudley, Jr., M.D. received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in 1972, and then completed his internship and residency in psychiatry at Northwestern University School of Medicine.  He was formerly Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation & Alcoholism Services, and then Medical Director of the Washington Heights-West Harlem Community Mental Health Center.  He was also previously a Visiting Associate Professor and Acting Chairmen of the Department of Behavioral Sciences at CUNY Medical School, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU School of Law.  Since 1984, Dr. Dudley has maintained a full time private practice in both clinical and forensic psychiatry.  He is frequently invited to lecture on such topics as ‘the performance of ethno-culturally competent mental health evaluations’ and ‘childhood trauma, especially in urban settings, and its effects’.


Representative James Cantwell
Representative James Cantwell, MA State Legislature

James Cantwell represents the towns of Marshfield and Scituate in the Massachusetts State Legislature. Issue areas that Representative Cantwell prioritizes include Coastal Preservation and Resiliency, Substance Abuse Prevention, Transportation, and Suicide Prevention. 

SIF 2018 Social Innovator

Strategies for Youth

Strategies for Youth
Strategies for Youth (SFY) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving police/youth interactions and reducing disproportionate minority contact. SFY achieves its mission by training law enforcement how to use developmentally-appropriate, trauma-informed, equitable approaches with youth; teaching youth how to navigate interactions with peers and police; and engaging in policy development and research on structural factors affecting law enforcement's ability to work effectively with youth. 
Track Partner

Stifler Family Foundation

About the March Social Issue Talks

This March, the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) will hold eight free, educational events across the city as a part of our annual March Social Issue Talk Series where funders and community leaders can hear from leading experts and our 2018 Social Innovators about the latest trends, best practices, and exciting innovations across a variety of fields.

Learn about the entire series here

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