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Justice Studies

Justice Studies Professor receives NIJ grant

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Dr. Tarika Daftary Kapur, a professor in the department of Justice Studies, recently received a grant from the National Institute of Justice to examine the variations in “second look” sentencing models—for youth and emerging adults serving lengthy sentences (10 years or more)— nationwide. Additionally, the research team at Montclair State University in collaboration with the Center for Justice Innovation in New York City will conduct an in-depth examination of the efficacy of these models in five jurisdictions, with the goal of providing a blueprint for expansion of these laws to states currently considering “second look” legislation. The partner sites include the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender, the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, the Defender’s Association of Philadelphia, State Appellate Defender’s Association in Michigan, and the Second Look Project in the District of Columbia.