Upcoming Webinars and Trainings

Status Offenses and Valid Court Orders

March 21 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern

The JJDPA prohibits young people from being held in secure detention or confinement if they are charged with a status offense. Common examples of status offenses include skipping school, running away from home, and missing curfew.

An exception continues to exist in the law known as the valid court order (VCO) exception. Since its addition to the JJDPA in the 1980s, the VCO exception has caused thousands of young people to be incarcerated for status offense behaviors, with some professionals believing that secure detention will curb status offense behaviors. Hear from Colorado about research that was conducted in the state to better understand the outcomes for truants who have been detained, with a close look at the characteristics which are significantly associated with use of secure detention for truancy, and action steps the Division of Criminal Justice and the JJDP Council (State Advisory Group) have taken to change their state policies. This webinar will also address the changes to the Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders (DSO) core protection and the additional requirements for the VCO exception under H.R. 6964, as well as best practices for addressing status offense behaviors.

Presenters: 
Diane Fox, Principle, Infinite Frontier Consulting, LLC
Lisa Pilnik, Senior Consultant, Coalition for Juvenile Justice 
Naomi Smoot, Executive Director, Coalition for Juvenile Justice 
Meg Williams, Juvenile Justice Specialist, Colorado

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Sight and Sound Separation and Adult Jail Removal

April 18 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern 

Research shows youth confined in adult jails and lockups are more likely to come back into contact with the system and that, while confined, are at pronounced high risks for suffering assault and committing suicide. This webinar will explain how H.R. 6964 extends the jail removal and sight and sound core requirements to keep youth awaiting trial in criminal court out of adult jails and lockups and to ensure sight and sound separation in the limited circumstances where they are held in adult facilities.

Presenter: 
Rachel Marshall, Federal Policy Counsel, Campaign for Youth Justice

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Shifting from Disproportionate Minority Contact to Racial and Ethnic Disparities

May 16 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern 

  1. Under the JJDPA, states are required to assess and address racial and ethnic disparities at key points in the juvenile justice system – from arrest to detention to confinement. Studies indicate that youth of color receive tougher sentences and are more likely to be incarcerated than white youth for the same offenses. With youth of color comprising one-third of the youth population but two-thirds of youth in contact with the juvenile justice system, this provision requires states and local jurisdictions to create action plans to address disparities within their systems.

  2. This webinar will discuss how states can shift from Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) to Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED), and provide examples of how states are addressing RED.
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Presenters: 
Craig Hargrow, CJJ National DMC Coordinator, Deputy Executive Director of Juvenile Justice/Second Look, Tennessee Commission on Chilren and Youth
Trista Deame, Race Equity Coordinator, Office of Youth Justice, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

This webinar is free to CJJ members. To become a member, click here.

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