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. 

Presenters: 
Aaron Toleafoa, Emerging Leaders Committee (ELC) Chair, Coalition for Juvenile Justice; Member, Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice
Edgar Calixto, Emerging Leaders Committee (ELC) Member, Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Rodney Strickland, Emerging Leaders Committee (ELC) Member, Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Ron Ackerson, Emerging Leaders Committee (ELC) Member, Coalition for 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 Ethnic Disparities (R/ED) is limited due to funding and other challenges. Join us on July 8th to discuss innovative solutions to extend local partnerships and further collaborations to advance awareness and reduce R/ED within 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 a conversation on the importance of building and maintaining positive relationships between law enforcement, child-serving agency practitioners, youth, and communities. The impact of a positive relationship can serve to eliminate implicit biases in decision making and can foster empathy. This webinar will discuss how rebuilding these relationships can ultimately work towards accomplishing our main goal of keeping youth out of the justice system.

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

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