Upcoming Webinars and Trainings

Juvenile Justice Reform And The Pew Charitable Trusts

October 23, 2014 at 1:30pm ET
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Representatives from the Pew Charitable Trusts will provide participants with information about the Public Safety Performance Project (PSPP). Presenters will discuss reforms that Pew assisted with in Georgia, Kentucky, and Hawaii, and will focus on the process for involving stakeholders, identifying potential areas for reform, developing policy recommendations, and passing the reforms. Presenters will also discuss how these states are reducing their over-reliance on incarceration and shifting to a data-driven, outcome-based approach that utilizes community-based services and leads to improved outcomes for children, families, and communities, as well as reducing juvenile corrections costs. 

Violations of Juveniles' Constitutional and Civil Rights: Lessons from the DOJ Investigations 

October 30, 2014 at 3:00pm ET
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In recent years the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has investigated several jurisdictions for potential violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. DOJ has issued reports describing the violations found in Shelby County, Tennessee and elsewhere. Please join the State Training and Technical Assistance Center (STTAC) for a webinar on October 30 at 3:oopm ET. The webinar will give an overview of Title VI, explain why and how Title VI relates to the juvenile justice field, and discuss how to comply with or remediate non-compliance of Title VI. 

Presenters will include:

  • Winsome Gayle, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section, US Department of Justice
  • Sandra Simkins, Clinical Professor, Rutgers School of Law and Due Process Monitor for Shelby County
Exercising Judicial Leadership on the Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders

November 14, 2014 at 1:00pm ET
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Every day, juvenile court judges bring together a range of family members, attorneys and advocates, service providers, and others to inform decisions in the best interest of youth and to preserve public safety. Judges in many ways are natural convenors in the juvenile justice system. CJJ recently released "Exercising Judicial Leadership to Reform the Care of Non-Delinquent Youth: A Convenor’s Action Guide for Developing a Multi-Stakeholder Process," a tool to support judges seeking to do that work and have that impact. 

This webinar will focus on how judges can act as convenors and improve outcomes for non-delinquent youth in their communities. Presenters will offer concrete steps judicial leaders and other juvenile justice practitioners can take to convene a multi-stakeholder process and illustrate these actions in practice by sharing their experiences leveraging their roles on the bench to make a difference in the lives of youth and families in need. 

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Child Trafficking and Juvenile Justice

November 19, 2014 at 3:00pm ET
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Each year, roughly 100,000 children inside the United States are victims of child sex trafficking. Although many federal and state efforts are underway to prevent trafficking, and to provide better responses to victims, a number of these children are charged with prostitution and placed in juvenile detention facilities. Youth may also be charged with other offenses that are linked to their being trafficked, such as excessive absences from school or curfew violations. CJJ will hold the first in a series of webinars about human trafficking on November 19th at 3:00pm ET. It will include a discussion of what sex trafficking is, how it impacts its victims, and the history of U.S. responses to this complicated problem. Presenters will also discuss the intersection of trafficking with juvenile and criminal justice, particularly for high risk populations like runaway and homeless youth. Current federal and state laws to prevent the criminalization of trafficking victims will be shared, along with efforts underway among juvenile justice agencies, State Advisory Groups and others. 

Presenters will include: 

  • Elizabeth Pfenning, Training & Technical Assistance Specialist, Polaris 
  • Darla Bardine, Executive Director, National Network for Youth 
  • Naomi Smoot, Policy and Government Relations Associate, Coalition for Juvenile Justice