About Gabrielle Horowitz-Prisco
Gabrielle Horowitz-Prisco is the Director of the Juvenile Justice Project at the Correctional Association of New York, a 170-year-old non-profit agency that monitors conditions inside New York’s prisons and advocates for a more humane and effective criminal justice system. Gabrielle previously served as an attorney for children in child abuse, child neglect and juvenile justice cases. Frustrated by what she saw happening to kids in Family Court, Gabrielle became an advocate for system transformation. She authored When the Cure Makes You Ill: Seven Principles for Changing the Course of Youth Justice, and is a sought after speaker on youth justice issues.
Gabrielle holds J.D., M.A. and B.S. degrees. She is also a non-fiction writer.
On Canaries, Love and Justice” explores the ways in which children serve as an early warning system for societal dysfunction, and how criminalizing them endangers us all. Weaving together her personal experience as an attorney and advocate for children, her own experience of loss, and the research on what works, Gabrielle makes the case for a justice system rooted in love, not punishment.