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Electronic Monitoring of Youth in Trouble with the Law: A Reassessment
June 23 at 2:00pm ET
Electronic monitoring of youth in the juvenile justice system has become increasingly commonplace, with little to no regulation or oversight. However, it raises significant concerns, including: the possibility of net widening; severe deprivations of liberty for youth; racially-biased application; and little research to support its efficacy.
On June 23 at 2:00pm ET, CJJ and the National Juvenile Justice Network will co-host a webinar on, "Electronic Monitoring of Youth in Trouble with the Law: A Reassessment." During the webinar, presenters will reexamine the use of electronic monitoring and discuss whether it should be viewed more as a form of punishment than as an alternative to incarceration. The presentation will draw on research and analysis done by Kate Weisburd, director of the Youth Defender Clinic, which is affiliated with U.C. Berkeley Law School, and the first-hand experiences of electronic monitoring shared by two young advocates with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition.
- Kate Weisburd, Director, Youth Defender Clinic
- Josh, Advocate, Anti-Recidivism Coalition
- Abel, Advocate, Anti-Recidivism Coalition
Gault at 50: Ensuring Counsel for LGBTQ Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
June 29 at 4:00pm ET
Access to counsel for children means more than representation in court. It means having an advocate who will value clients’ stories, hear their concerns, and fight for fair and equitable outcomes throughout the entirety of the case. The attorney-client relationship is especially important for LGBTQ youth, who may be struggling with difficult and deeply personal situations at home, school, or in their communities. This Pride Month, while we honor the progress of the LGBTQ advocacy movement, we must also lift up the voices of LGBTQ youth too often stifled in our courtrooms and in our prisons.
Please join us on June 29 for a webinar on “Gault at 50: Ensuring Counsel for LGBTQ Youth in the Juvenile Justice System.” This webinar will provide an overview of the National Juvenile Defender Center’s Gault at 50 Campaign and the issues young people face accessing counsel and other due process protections. Attendees will learn more about the latest research on the criminalization of LGBTQ youth from the Movement Advancement Project. Presenters will also share information and recommendations on how attorneys and other juvenile justice stakeholders can ensure the promise of Gault is met for LGBTQ youth around the country.
- Laura Austen, Supervising Attorney, Juvenile Department, Office of the Ohio Public Defender
- Christina Gilbert, Staff Attorney and Policy Counsel, National Juvenile Defender Center
- Naomi Goldberg, Director of Policy and Research, Movement Advancement Project
- Lisa Pilnik, Deputy Executive Director, Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Addressing the Housing Needs of Youth and Young Adults in Contact with the Justice System
June 20 at 2:00pm ET
Youth and young adults in contact with the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems experience numerous barriers to securing stable, safe, and affordable housing. Many are disengaged from their families or have histories of abuse and other traumas, putting them at a greater risk of homelessness. Youth and young adults involved in the justice system often have mental health and substance use issues, which can present further challenges to securing housing.
Please join us for a webinar on June 30 on: "Addressing the Housing Needs of Youth and Young Adults in Contact with the Justice System." During this webinar, participants will learn about:
- Current data and trends on youth and young adult homelessness;
- How homelessness intersects with the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems; and
- Lessons learned and promising strategies to connect youth and young adults in contact with the justice system to safe, stable, and affordable housing.
This webinar is co-hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center and theCoalition for Juvenile Justice, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.