UPC Nebraska will host Adam J. Foss to share his story and vision for a better justice system.
The event is free for University of Nebraska-Lincoln students and starts at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium.
Foss delivered a TED talk that has eclipsed 2 million views. He has been voted as one of the country’s 40 most up-and-coming lawyers by National Law Journal and Prosecutor of the Year.
Foss is a former assistant district attorney in the juvenile division of the Suffolk County district attorney’s office in Boston, Massachusetts, founder of Prosecutor Impact, co-founder of the Roxbury CHOICE program and a fierce advocate for criminal justice reform with a particular emphasis on redefining the role of the prosecutor to help end mass incarceration.
Foss believes that the profession of prosecution is ripe for reinvention requiring better incentives and more measurable metrics for success beyond, simply, “cases won.”