Sex Offense Civil Commitment: An LGBTQ and Racial Justice Issue

This webinar features a discussion on recent research on the overrepresentation of Black and sexual minority men in civil commitment programs and provides a brief history of civil commitment and the legal challenges to it. Panelists also discuss the need to address violence in our communities without further expanding mass incarceration.

57 min
February 9, 2021

Ilan H. Meyer

Distinguished Senior Scholar of Public Policy, The Williams Institute

Eric S. Janus

Professor of Law, Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Trevor Hoppe

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Nkechi Taifa

Founding Principal and CDO, The Taifa Group, LLC

Tyrone Hanley

Senior Policy Counsel, National Center for Lesbian Rights

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