Missed Opportunities Conference

September 29, 2015

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

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Citizens for Juvenile Justice and Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center hosted a forum on September 29, 2015, sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association, to highlight the release of two reports on children who cross over from the child welfare system into the juvenile justice system. Executive Office of Health and Human Services Undersecretary Alice Moore gave the opening remarks.

The presentation of the report was followed by a panel discussion of solutions to prevent this crossover problem. The panel was moderated by Nancy Wagman of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, and featured the following panelists:

John Tuell, Executive Director, Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice
Elorie Stevens, Placement Supervisor, Department of Children and Families
Susan Elsen, Staff Attorney, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Ja'Net Smith, Western Region, Regional Director, Department of Youth Services
Andy Pond, Executive Director, Justice Resource Institute



CfJJ's report, Missed Opportunities: Preventing Youth in the Child Welfare System from Entering the Juvenile Justice System, is available here.

MassBudget's companion report, Funding Opportunities: Services that Help Prevent Kids in the Child Welfare System from Entering the Juvenile Justice System can be found here.

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