When are you really an Adult? 

The law in Colorado currently provides that kids can be sentenced to life in prison long before they can buy a beer.  This disconnect is getting national attention, too.  In the January 19, 2020 The New York Times, CJDC board member Dr. Apryl Alexander was one of the prominent experts across the nation quoted in an article examining the effects of the US’s inconsistent definitions of adulthood.

Professor Alexander joined the University of Denver as a professor psychology in 2016.  Her work on children, youth and families has already been honored three times by the American Psychological Association since 2017.  Last month, she received The Michele Alexander Early Career Award for Scholarship and Service from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) for her research, advocacy, and service work with justice-involved youth. CJDC is very fortunate to have her voice on our Board of Directors.

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