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Thomas Blomberg Testifies to U.S. Legislative Subcommittees

April 7, 2009

Filed Under: Faculty

Dean and Sheldon L. Messinger Professor of Criminology Tom Blomberg recently provided expert testimony to the U.S House of Representatives Joint Hearing of the Healthy Families and Communities Subcommittee and the Crime Subcommittee on Lost Educational Opportunities for Kids in Juvenile and Other Non-Traditional Settings. Blomberg was asked to testify because of his long history of research in juvenile justice education facilities in Florida and across the country. He testified that there is a huge opportunity for policies to be created that support effective and accountable education for incarcerated and at-risk youth. The successful implementation of these policies will result in tremendous cost savings to the public and will change the life trajectory of troubled youth.