Upcoming Webinars and Trainings

Youth Voice in Probation Reform

Wednesday, March 29th, 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM ET

Join us to discuss the role of youth voice  in probation reform, and how current probation practices can be problematic from a youth perspective. In this session, we will discuss various obstacles that young people face while on probation, and the unique struggles presented by cross-system involvement. Young people with lived experience will share what would have worked instead of the traditional probation alternatives, and provide suggestions for State Advisory Groups to consider in their work to reform probation. 


  • Aide Sam Moore Youth Partnership and Training Associate, Coalition for Juvenile Justice
  • Audi (Adriana) Wodrazka Espinoza, Iowa Youth Justice Council
  • Gabriel Fensler, Washington Youth SAG Member

To register for this webinar click here.

Creative Solutions to Respond to and Prevent Crossover among System-Involved Youth
Monday, April 24th, 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM ET 

Youth in foster care are susceptible to crossing into the juvenile legal system due to experiences they face both before and during child welfare involvement. Mistreatment, trauma exposure, and placement mobility are just a few of the factors that can lead foster youth to cross over. Youth involved with juvenile justice systems may also cross over into the child welfare system for a range of reasons. This webinar will explore the pathways that lead to crossover, and how communities and agency staff can respond to and prevent it. Strategies and examples from jurisdictions across the country will be used to illustrate these techniques.


  • Lisa Pilnik, JD, MS, is co-founder and director of Child & Family Policy
  • Alexandra Miller Ph.D., Deputy Director for Multi-System Operations at Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR).

To register for this webinar click here.

Unlocking Futures: Youth With Learning Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System

Monday, May 8th, 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM ET 

Approximately 65-70% of youth involved with the juvenile justice system have a disability.  NCLD’s Unlocking Futures report explores the relationship between youth with disabilities, in particular learning disabilities (LDs) and attention issues, and the juvenile justice system. The report dives into three major issues: how youth with LDs become involved with the juvenile justice system, how the current system serves and fails youth with disabilities, and systemic gaps and structural needs in the field, as well as offers policy recommendations moving forward. In this webinar, we will break down the Unlocking Futures report and its findings with the authors, as well as discuss lessons learned from the process of putting it together. 


  • Jessica Snydman- Jessica Snydman is the author of the Unlocking Futures report, and a Policy Research Associate at the National Center for Learning Disabilities, where she advocates for public policy that advances opportunities for individuals with learning disabilities.
  • Lindsay Kubatzky- Lindsay Kubatzky is the director of policy and advocacy at the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD).

To register for this webinar click here.