Good news! Materials from the OJJDP's 2011 National Conference for Children's Justice & Safety are now available online.
For those unable to attend, the two-and-a-half day national conference addressed many of the key issues and strategies in the field of juvenile delinquency and victimization. Leading experts and researchers gave workshops and sessions that promoted evidence-based practices that incorporate emerging concerns in prevention, juvenile justice and victimization.
We hosted an all-day pre-conference workshop, focused on the Reclaiming Futures model and drug court. Video from the session is available below:
Introduction (Susan Richardson, National Director of Reclaiming Futures)
Why reform is needed – Reclaiming Futures' history and purpose (Susan Richardson)
What's happening in your court? (The Honorable Anthony Capizzi, Reclaiming Futures Montgomery County)
How many youth in your courts have a substance abuse problem? What happens to them as a result of that, and how do you measure progress and/or success with those efforts?
Reclaiming Futures model (Dan Merrigan, Ed.D., M.P.H., Reclaiming Futures Leadership Consultant and Christa Myers, Project Director, Reclaiming Futures Hocking County)
Reclaiming Futures as a particular kind of planned change (Dan Merrigan)
-Preparing: how to get ready (Mark Fulop, M.A., M.P.H., Grants and Partnership Development Director, Reclaiming Futures)
-Implementing: what the model involves; how leaders learn and work together to problem-solve along the way (Dan Merrigan)
-Renewing: what to do if you get stuck (Judge Capizzi)
-Sustaining: lasting changes implied/needed by the effort (Susan Richardson)
Adolescent substance abuse 101 (Randy Muck, formerly of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA))
Liz Wu is a Digital Accounts Manager at Prichard Communications, where she oversees digital outreach for Reclaiming Futures and edits Reclaiming Futures Every Day. Before joining the Prichard team, Liz established the West Coast communications presence for the New America Foundation, where she managed all media relations, event planning and social media outreach for their 6 domestic policy programs. Liz received a B.A. in both Peace and Conflict Studies and German from the University of California at Berkeley.
Updated: February 08 2018