Upcoming Webinars and Trainings

Sight and Sound Separation and Adult Jail Removal

April 18 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern 

Research shows youth confined in adult jails and lockups are more likely to come back into contact with the system and that, while confined, are at pronounced high risks for suffering assault and committing suicide. This webinar will explain how H.R. 6964 extends the jail removal and sight and sound core requirements to keep youth awaiting trial in criminal court out of adult jails and lockups and to ensure sight and sound separation in the limited circumstances where they are held in adult facilities.

Presenter: 
Rachel Marshall, Federal Policy Counsel, Campaign for Youth Justice

This webinar is free to CJJ members. To become a member, click here.

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Shifting from Disproportionate Minority Contact to Racial and Ethnic Disparities

May 16 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern 

  1. Under the JJDPA, states are required to assess and address racial and ethnic disparities at key points in the juvenile justice system – from arrest to detention to confinement. Studies indicate that youth of color receive tougher sentences and are more likely to be incarcerated than white youth for the same offenses. With youth of color comprising one-third of the youth population but two-thirds of youth in contact with the juvenile justice system, this provision requires states and local jurisdictions to create action plans to address disparities within their systems.

  2. This webinar will discuss how states can shift from Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) to Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED), and provide examples of how states are addressing RED.
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Presenters: 
Craig Hargrow, CJJ National DMC Coordinator, Deputy Executive Director of Juvenile Justice/Second Look, Tennessee Commission on Chilren and Youth
Trista Deame, Race Equity Coordinator, Office of Youth Justice, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

This webinar is free to CJJ members. To become a member, click here.

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