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  • TELECONFERENCE: A participatory justice approach to violent crime
    Young men of color are the most likely to be victims of violent crime -- but they're particularly unlikely to receive services in the aftermath. What would a juvenile justice system look like that addressed their needs? When: February 27, 2012 at 1 pm (EST)
  • WEBINAR: Implementing effective institutional-based cognitive behavioral interventions
    This National Reentry Resource Center webinar will help policymakers and practitioners better understand how to design and implement “behind-the-wall” treatment programs that research has proven effective. When: February 29, 2012 at 2 pm (EST)
  • WEBINAR: The promise of juvenile drug courts
    During this interactive web workshop, NCJFCJ will discuss the foundations of a well built juvenile drug court, exploring the purpose of this special docket and how it aims to address some challenging system issues and how a juvenile drug court can improve responses and outcomes for court-involved youth with substance abuse problems. This session is a great introduction to the juvenile drug court concept for jurisdictions just starting out or for new team members in an existing JDC. When: February 29, 2012 from 10:30 am -12 pm (PST)
  • EVENT: 12th annual access to equal justice conference:
    Evolving Standards in Juvenile Justice: From Gault to Graham and Beyond, sponsored by the Clinical Legal Education Program and hosted by the Juvenile Rights and Re-Entry Project of the Civil Justice Clinic, will focus on the past, present and future of juvenile justice. The goal is to engage theoretical and practical issues for youth advocates while building and sharing expertise on the national, regional and local levels. When: March 23, 2012 Where: St. Louis, Missouri
  • EVENT: Positive Results: How Positive Youth Development Can Change Juvenile Justice When: March 29, 2012 from 1-5 pm (EST) Where: Boston, Mass
  • WEBINAR: Using sober support groups in juvenile drug courts
    During this interactive web workshop, NCJFCJ will discuss both the advantages and disadvantages of using traditional sober support groups (AA or NA) with juvenile drug court clients. The session will highlight key points in case law, provide guidelines for choosing and using sober support groups and offer alternatives to the traditional models for sober support. When March 28, 2012 from 10:30 - 12:00 pm PST
  • National RX drug abuse summit  This summit will bring impacted parties together to address the prescription drug abuse epidemic. Conference programming is designed to convey a synergistic approach to include: prevention, education, treatment, law enforcement, health care providers, advocates, and human resources – among other impacted parties. When: April 10-12, 2012 Where: Orlando, FL
  • SYMPOSIUM: Ripples of justice, the impact of criminal justice policies on minority communities 
    This conference will explore the long-term impact of criminal justice policies on the home communities, with a focus on: (1) employment and economic impact; (2) civic engagement and political power; (3) families and children; and (4) policing and public safety. In addition to four plenary sessions, the conference will feature a keynote address from Professor Paul Butler and meaningful opportunities to share ideas. When: April 27, 2012 Where: New York City, NY
  • juvenile-justice-system_Lori-HowellLori Howell is a Senior Associate at Prichard Communications. She is a seasoned public affairs practitioner with a background in public policy, fundraising, and education. Lori helps clients with online editorial services, media relations, and publications. Before joining Prichard Communications, she served as chief of staff for Greg Macpherson, a former Oregon state legislator, an account executive for the Northwest Evaluation Association, a nonprofit educational testing consortium, and once taught English in Choshi, Japan.

Updated: February 08 2018