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Effectively serving youth and families in rural areas often requires innovative strategies that take into account local context, needs, and strengths. Hear from Alaska and New Mexico about how they serve rural communities, including partnering with local agencies, to deliver culturally-responsive prevention opportunities and interventions.
Speakers will include:
J.T. Bolin, LCSW, Children and Family Services Clinical Supervisor, Tanana Chiefs Conference
Nina Corbett, MSW, Bristol Bay Regional Supervisor, Alaska (FCS) Division of Juvenile Justice
Bianca Padilla, Juvenile Justice Specialist & R/ED Coordinator, Children, Youth & Families Department, State of New Mexico
This virtual session is the second of two sessions tied to the Common Problems, Common Solutions Tool-kit released by The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy (CJJR), in partnership with the American Institutes for Research (AIR).
The Illinois Court Improvement Program in coordination with the Supreme Court of Illinois Judicial College presents, "Effective Appellate Advocacy in Termination of Parental Rights Cases - Part II."
This course, which provides two hours of CLE credit, addresses various topics relating to representation of parents in appeals of juvenile abuse and neglect matters, including expedited appeal rules, briefs and the record, issue spotting, and making arguments.
As a result of this course, participants will be able to:
Describe the purpose and authority of the Illinois Supreme Court Rules regarding expedited appeals, briefs and the record.
Analyze current case law pertaining to appeals in juvenile abuse and neglect matters, including termination of parental rights cases.
Identify appropriate issues for appeal and make arguments based on these issues.
The contributors for this training are the Honorable Mary L. Mikva (Appellate Justice, 1st Appellate District), the Honorable Kathryn E. Zenoff (Appellate Justice, 4th Appellate District), and Chris Schaeffer (Attorney, Howard & Howard).
This webinar will highlight the findings from "Youth and the Juvenile Justice System: 2022 National Report," (available at https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/library/publications/youth-and-juvenile-justice-system-2022-national-report) developed for OJJDP/NIJ by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, the research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
A range of topics will be covered during the webinar, including violent crime by and against youth, racial and ethnic disparities within the juvenile justice system, state changes regarding the transfer of youth from juvenile to criminal court, and trends in the youth residential placement population. A Q&A session will conclude this webinar.
Please join the Gault Center for a special webinar kicking off the 70th year of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, featuring:
Special remarks by
Liz Ryan, Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention
A panel discussion moderated by
Prof. Michael Pinard, Co-Director of the Clinical Law Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and Gault Center Board Member
Youth defender panelists
Angela Chang (Hamilton County, OH), Taofik Hassan (Cook County, IL), Brittany Mobley (Washington DC), and Chris Sailer (Knox County, TN)
Nearly 70 years ago, the US Supreme Court ruled unanimously that racial segregation in public schools violated the Fourteenth Amendment. Specifically, the Court acknowledged that separating children “from others of similar age and qualifications solely because of their race generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely ever to be undone.” The decision explicitly declared separate educational facilities based on race were inherently unequal. Just one year later, the Court decreed schools could desegregate “with all deliberate speed.”
Today, schools are more segregated than ever. According to a 2022 report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, K-12 public schools are still highly segregated along racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines.
This webinar will discuss the connection between segregation and carceral school settings. Hear from youth defenders who are actively working to combat the school-to-prison pipeline in three areas: school pushout and exclusionary discipline, delinquency defense for school-based offenses, and school reentry after legal system involvement.
Attorneys and professionals from throughout the Juvenile Justice Center and across the fields of Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice are coming together for a live webinar: Serving Dually Involved Youth.
Dually Involved Youth are youth who are involved in both our juvenile justice and child welfare system. These youth may be involved in both our Child Protection Division and Juvenile Justice Division, or Juvenile Justice only.
Effectively serving these young people requires the coordinated efforts of multiple agencies at different points of intervention. Please join us as we come together as a community of professionals charged with serving these young people for an informative training on how we in Cook County can best work on behalf of these youth.
This event is expected to provide 2-hours General CLE credit. The training is being presented by the Cook County Dually Involved Committee (Co-chairpersons Mark Werner - Cook County Juvenile Probation and Nick Youngblood - Office of the Cook County Public Guardian).
The JDRC presents, "The Attorney-Child Relationship: Tips and Practice for Improving Your Representation of Youth Clients." This interactive, virtual training will be led by Amanda Powell, a nationally-recognized trainer in youth defense and will cover important aspects of the attorney-child relationship including the role of counsel in delinquency cases, interviewing and counseling youth clients, and navigating relationships with parents/guardians.
This free, online training is expected to be approved for 2.5 hours of Illinois professionalism CLE.
Registration is now open! Space is limited (a recording of portions of this training will be made available at a later date), and registration will close May 22 (or when we reach capacity.) If you would like to attend, please email Susan.Sitki@osad.state.il.us and provide your ARDC# (if you want CLE) along with your email address.
A Zoom link will be sent out to registrants the day before the program, May 22.