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Citizens for Juvenile Justice invites you to A juvenile justice forum on data and racial equity

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February 20, 2018 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Massachusetts Bar Association, Room 101
20 West Street, Boston, MA 02111

CfJJ presents a juvenile justice forum on data and racial equity, featuring panelists Chief Justice Ralph Gants of the Massachusetts Supreme Judiciary Court, Felix Owusu, an economist and PhD candidate at Harvard University, and Lynsey Heffernan, the Massachusetts Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) Coordinator. The panel will be moderated by Rahsaan Hall, Director of the Racial Justice Program for the ACLU of Massachusetts.

The moderated discussion will be followed by Q & A with audience members. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Previous Juvenile Justice Forums:

2016: Juvenile Diversion with Judge Jay Blitzman, First justice for the Middlesex Juvenile Court and Vincent Schiraldi, Senior Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Program in Criminal Justice and former NYC Probation Commissioner

2015: Meet the Chief Justice of the Juvenile Court with Judge Amy Nechtem

2013: Meet the Commissioner with Peter Forbes, Commissioner of the Department of Youth Services

2012: A forum with David Chura, author of I Don’t Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine: Tales of Kids in Adult Lockup

2011: Taking Care of Our Own with Simon Singer, Professor at Northeastern University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

2010: Youth in Gangs: Beyond the Headlines with David Hureau, researcher at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Barbara Kaban, Deputy Director of the Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts, Claire Sullivan, Director of Straight Ahead Ministries, and four formerly gang-involved young men

2009: A forum with Juvenile Court Chief Justice Michael Edgerton

2008: A forum with Gail Garinger, Child Advocate

2007: Juvenile Culpability with Thomas Grisso, clinical psychologist, professor, and Director of the Law and Psychiatry Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School

2006: Why We Need the Court Clinics— and What They Need From Us with Tina Adams, DMH Statewide Manager of Juvenile Forensic Services, Patricia W. Cone, Director of the statewide Court Clinic System for the Juvenile Court, Carol Fernandez, Esq., Rebecca Pries, Executive Director of Adolescent Consultation Services, Steve Siciliano, Chief Probation Officer of Suffolk Juvenile Court, and Wendy Wolf, the Juvenile Defense Network Coordinator for the Youth Advocacy Project of CPCS

2005: A forum with Jane Tewksbury, Commissioner of the Department of Youth Services