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Beyond the Death Penalty and Life without Parole: Centering Adolescent Development
Thursday, December 3, 2020, 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Juvenile Law Center is launching the commemoration of their 45th Anniversary with 45-minute lunchtime conversations on some of the most pressing issues on behalf of youth in the child welfare and justice systems.
This week: "Beyond the Death Penalty and Life without Parole: Centering Adolescent Development"
A series of SCOTUS decisions have established that “kids are different”. This conversation will explore how adolescent developmental science can further inform our systems, laws and policies.
Moderated by Marsha Levick, Esq., Chief Legal Officer, Juvenile Law Center with Tami Benton, MD, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Executive Director and Chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Abd’Allah Lateef, Senior Strategic Advisor and Racial Equity Specialist, Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth; and Robert Schwartz, Co-Founder and Executive Director Emeritus, Juvenile Law Center.