Upcoming Webinars and Trainings

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, 4p.m.-5p.m. 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. Positive relationships can serve to eliminate implicit biases in decision making and 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, Co-Founder, We Are the Gatekeepers, Inc.
Andre Parker, Co-Founder, We Are the Gatekeepers, Inc.

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Removing Youth From Adult Jails: Learning from Successes in the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and North Dakota 

Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET

The Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018 calls on states and territories to ensure that young people who are awaiting trial in adult court are not held in adult jails and lockups unless it is in the interest of justice to do so. Join us to hear from three jurisdictions about how they navigated this change, including programming and financial planning. The session will also explore the nuts and bolts of the planning process and practical steps taken to complete the transfer of youth to juvenile facilities, as well as the importance of both legislative and executive actions in making this transition. 

Presenters:
Peter Forbes
, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Youth Services
Lisa Jahner, Program Manager, North Dakota Association of Counties
Melissa Milchman, Grants Management Specialist, D.C. Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants
Marcy Mistrett, Senior Fellow, The Sentencing Project
Cecely Reardon, General Counsel, Massachusetts Department of Youth Services

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