The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Incarceration Nations Network hosted an in-person screening of the documentary “Correcting Correctional Centers” on October 29.
The short documentary, part of the series “Incarceration Nations” directed by Dr. Baz Dreisinger, spotlights juvenile justice solutions that are relevant to both the US and the Netherlands. “Correcting Correctional Centers” showcases, among other things, an innovative open Dutch small-scale custodial facility for youth.
After the screening, a panel of juvenile justice experts discussed innovations in youth justice from Dutch and US perspectives. Panelists included:
- Baz Dreisinger of the City University of New York and author of the book, “Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World”
- Jiske Wallace-Lems, Netherlands Custodial Institutions Agency, Ministry of Security and Justice
- Clinton Lacey, president and CEO of Credible Messenger Mentoring Movement
- Antonio Fernandez, a juvenile justice advocate and mentor
Netherlands Ambassador André Haspels and Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine delivered remarks. You can watch the recording of the event: