James Bell is the Founder and Executive Director of the W. Haywood Burns Institute. Since 2001, Mr. Bell has been spearheading a national movement to address racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system. The Burns Institute, which is named after civil rights pioneer W. Haywood Burns, was recently awarded the prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The award is presented to select organizations worldwide that have made a "remarkable impact in their fields." Mr. Bell is also a member of the Discipline Disparities Research to Practice Collaborative and co-authored one of the three briefs recently released by the Collaborative. That brief is focused on effective interventions in schools.
Date Created: July 10, 2020