Upcoming Webinars and Trainings

Engaging Policymakers: How Youth Advocates are Leading State Juvenile Justice Reform

Thursday, May 13, 2021 4pm-5pm ET

Engaging policymakers, advocating for legislative changes, and reforming systems can be difficult, especially when there are significant barriers including incarceration. While at Green Hill School, a state-run detention facility in Washington, a group of young men have played an integral role in state juvenile justice reform. Since March 2018, this group of young men has helped pass bills that extend juvenile court jurisdiction to age 25, remove the auto-decline requirement, phase out the placement of youth charged with status offenses in detention facilities, and increase the use of community-based alternatives and enrichment opportunities in place of confinement. 

This legislative season they are focusing on a bill that will extend the age of Juvenile Jurisdiction to 26. 

During this webinar, Green Hill School will present their impressive story of engagement with policymakers in Washington State and how they were able to effect change. Attendees will learn about the importance of advocacy within the juvenile justice system and how State Advisory Groups and adult partners can support youth advocates, especially those currently involved in the system. 

Presenter: 
Aaron Toleafoa, Emerging Leaders Committee (ELC) Chair, Coalition for Juvenile Justice; Member, Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice

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Raising the Bar on R/ED Collaborations 

Thursday, July 8, 2021 3pm-4pm ET

Building local partnerships within the community is an essential part of youth justice. However, awareness around Racial and Ethic Disparities are limited due to funding. Join us on July 8th to discuss innovative solutions to extend the local partnerships within your communities and further collaborations to advance awareness and continue to reduce the R/ED issues surrounding the justice system. 

Presenters:

William Jernigan, Director of Prevention Strategies & Maryland's Statewide R/ED Coordinator

Anna Lopez, Division of Criminal Justice & Colorado's Statewide R/ED Coordinator

Craig Hargrow, Deputy Executive Director & Tennessee's Statewide R/ED Coordinator

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Rebuilding Positive Relationships Between Justice System Proferssionals, Youth, and Communities

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 3pm-4pm ET

Join us for an engaging conversation on the importance of building and maintaining positive relationships between child-serving agency practitioners (including police), youth, and our communities. The impact of positive relationships goes far beyond good practice; positive police/child-serving agency practitioners/youth/community relationships can serve to eliminate implicit, intentional, and unintentional biases in decision making, can foster empathy, and so much more. Most importantly, those relationships can ultimately work to help keep youth out of the formal system (our true end goal).

Presenters:

Jill Ruggiero, Founder, We Are the Gatekeepers, Inc.
Andre Parker, Co-Founder, We Are the Gatekeepers, Inc.

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