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The Vera Institute of Justice's Neil A. Weiner Research Speaker Series features Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Urban Public Health at Hunter College, City University of New York. In this podcast, Professor Freudenberg discusses REAL MEN (Returning Educated African-American and Latino Men to Enriched Neighborhoods), a reentry program using education, treatment, and a strength-based approach designed to reduce drug use, risky sexual behavior, and criminal activity among 16- to 18-year-old males leaving New York City jails.

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