The Class of 2026 Visits Washington, DC, for Learning Lab II

The Class of 2026 traveled to Washington, DC, for their Learning Lab II. Their topic was Criminal Justice policy in the U.S. and its impacts.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand more about how the United States criminal justice system works, including policies and complexities within the prison system.
  • Identify the challenges that those involved in and incarcerated by the criminal justice system face, including access to legal representation, racial and ethnic disparities, availability of rehabilitative services, prison conditions, and societal perceptions.
  • Describe steps national leaders are taking to reform criminal justice policies and how these policies intersect with the government, the private sector, and U.S. residents and families.
  • Examine how leaders analyze complex problems within the criminal justice system and identify practical solutions.