Upcoming Webinars and Trainings

      Racial and Ethnic Disparities: Communities in Action

      May 25 at 2 p.m. Eastern

      States and communities both play an important role in addressing racial and ethnic disparities. However, many jurisdictions struggle with the question, “We have the data – now what?” During this session, attendees will learn more about the Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP) and their work with states and localities to implement data-driven reforms that achieve measurable reductions in racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system. Attendees will hear from communities that have participated in this work, and also from jurisdictions that have attended the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities Certificate Program. CJJR’s one-of-a-kind training program, delivered in partnership with CCLP, enables participants to take a deep dive in to how they can affect systems change at the local level and develop and implement a local Capstone Project reform effort.

      Presenters Include:

      Shay Bilchik, Director, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University
      Valerie LaMotte, Juvenile Justice Specialist, Connecticut
      Hon. Deborah Minot, Judge for the 6th Judicial Circuit, Iowa
      Jason Szanyi, Deputy Director, Center for Children's Law and Policy 

      Registration is free for members and $25 for non-members. To register, click here today!

      Integrating Restorative Justice Principles and Practices Within Juvenile Justice

      June 5 at 3 p.m. Eastern

      Restorative justice aims to repair the harm caused by crime by involving victims, offenders, families and communities in efforts to identify and address their needs. This empowering and inclusive approach is rapidly expanding within the United States and internationally, bridging community and governmental justice responses with promising results for individual and social change. Yet many juvenile justice providers ask what concrete steps they may take in order to access the promise of restorative justice. Based on hands on experience within the United States and internationally, this webinar will offer a practical framework for those interested in implementing restorative justice principles and practices within juvenile justice departments and agencies.

      Participants will: 
      · Explore the meaning, impacts and misperceptions of restorative justice 
      · Understand a range of applications of restorative justice principles within juvenile justice practice 
      · Learn strategies, steps and pitfalls in managing change toward a restorative justice paradigm 

      Presenters Include:
      Matthew Hartman, Catherine Bargen and Aaron Lyons: Founders and Principles, Just Outcomes, LLP

      Registration is free for members and $25 for non-members. To register, click here today!

      Intersections of Human Trafficking and Juvenile Justice

      July 27 at 2 p.m. Eastern

      Join us to learn more about the intersections of juvenile justice and human trafficking in its many forms, including sex trafficking and labor trafficking. Participants will learn about populations who may be especially vulnterable to trafficking, including runaway and homeless youth. What services can help address the needs of these young people so they do not fall prey to human traffickers? Participants will also learn about ways that states and communities can come together to help implement policies that ensure young people are not criminalized, and instead receieve the supports necessary to help them.

      Presenters Include:

      Sunny Slaughter, CEO/Principle Consultant of Sunny Slaughter, LLC

      Registration is free for members and $25 for non-members. To register, click here today!