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Decriminalizing Adolescent Speech & Contempt of Cop

Monday, September 19, 2022, 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
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The Gault Center and the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Clinic & Initiative invite you to the 2022 Racial Justice Training Series.

Join them for monthly interactive strategy sessions designed to bolster youth defenders’ racial justice advocacy with research, data, and themes from The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth by Kristin Henning.

In this session, Prof. Kristin Henning and Mary Ann Scali, Executive Director of The Gault Center, will be joined by Dr. Shameka Stanford, Juvenile Speech-Language Pathologist; and Duci Goncalves, Deputy Chief Counsel of the Youth Advocacy Division at Massachusetts' Committee for Public Counsel Services.

Please join us to:
* Review the history of tension between Black and Brown youth and the police and understand how youth of color are socialized to fear and resent police
* Discuss data on "contempt of cop" arrests and use of force on youth
* Learn how implicit racial bias impacts our perceptions of adolescent speech and adolescent emotional responses to authority figures
* Understand how speech and language disorders impact police encounters with youth
* Consider how we can use data, research, and history in our case advocacy and systemic reform

This session will be built around Chapter 7, Contempt of Cop, of Prof. Henning's book, The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth.

Participants will:
* Develop concrete and actionable strategies to use data, research, and history in individual client representation, policy advocacy, and systemic reform;
* Learn about the most recent data and research on the topic;
* Have an opportunity to submit questions in advance;
* Share local obstacles and potential solutions during the session;
* Receive handouts, including sample motions, pleadings, and updated annotated bibliographies.