Save the Date: Leadership Institute Live-streaming on June 23rd

blog pic for live-streamWe look forward to bringing the Reclaiming Futures community together next week for our annual Leadership Institute! The annual conference provides the opportunity for juvenile justice and adolescent mental health and substance use treatment colleagues to engage in a robust discussion of critical topics, as well as an opportunity for participants to help one another successfully adopt, implement and sustain Reclaiming Futures at the local level.

2015 Leadership Institute will be held on June 23-24 in La Jolla, California, and this year's theme is: “Public Health and Justice: A Partnership to Promote Equity and Well-Being for Youth and Families."

Can't make it to Leadership Institute this year? On Tuesday, June 23rd three Leadership Institute plenary sessions will be live-streaming on and on

      • Tune-in to our live-stream at 9:15 A.M. (P.T.) for Keynote speaker James Bell, J.D. from Oakland's W. Haywood Burns Institute. Mr. Bell will highlight this year's theme in his discussion of, "Building More Just and Equitable Systems for Youth and Families."
  • At 10:15 A.M. (P.T.) Mr. Bell will moderate a live-streaming panel on, "Pathways to Equity in the Juvenile Justice System." Guest panelists include Dr. Ken Hardy from Drexel University, Dr. Angela Irvine from Impact Justice, and Dr. Monique Morris of National Black Women's Justice Institute.
  • Then, at 1:15 P.M. (P.T.) we present a live-streaming panel on, "Restorative Justice and Behavioral Health in Schools: Translating Lessons from Oakland, California." The panel is moderated by California Endowment's Castle Redmond, J.D. Guest panelists include Dr. Fania Davis of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, Principal Betsye Steele from Ralph J. Bunche High School, and David Yusem from Oakland Unified School District.

Reasons to tune-in:

  • Learn how juvenile justice and child welfare policies and practices disproportionately affect young people of color, and how to combat structural racism in child serving systems.
  • Discover strategies national experts implement to improve racial, ethnic and gender equity in the juvenile justice system.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of school based restorative justice, and the role of the community and of community-based organizations in advancing school discipline reform.

We hope you will join us next Tuesday at or at

Updated: September 23 2020