Upcoming Webinars and Trainings


Authentic Youth-Adult Partnership in Juvenile Justice

Thursday, September 17 at 3:00 PM Eastern 

Many SAGs, along with juvenile justice agencies and other collaborative bodies, continue to strive toward unmet goals for building an authentic, sustainable youth-adult partnership. This webinar is for you. Laura Furr will share principles, models, and concrete best practices of youth-adult partnership for the juvenile justice field, as well as opportunities for further learning. Through her business, Laura supports adult-led organizations or collaborative bodies that make decisions affecting young people to plan and implement youth-adult partnership in their decision-making.

Laura Furr, Owner, Laura Furr Consulting 

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Engaging Policymakers: How Youth Advocates are Leading State Juvenile Justice Reform


Engaging policymakers, advocating for legislative changes, and reforming systems can be difficult, especially when there are significant barriers including incarceration. While at Green Hill School, a state-run detention facility in Washington, a group of young men have played an integral role in state juvenile justice reform. Since March 2018, this group of young men has helped pass bills that extend juvenile court jurisdiction to age 25, remove the auto-decline requirement, phase out the placement of youth charged with status offenses in detention facilities, and increase the use of community-based alternatives and enrichment opportunities in place of confinement. 

This legislative season they are focusing on a bill that will provide the opportunity for youth who were automatically sentenced as an adult to be resentenced as a youth in the juvenile justice system. The young men believe this bill will be effective in tackling the internal issues of the justice system by letting youth who are charged as an adult to be treated as a youth and not as adults. 

During this webinar, the young advocates from Green Hill School will present their impressive story of engagement with policymakers in Washington State and how they were able to effect change. Attendees will learn about the importance of advocacy within the juvenile justice system and how State Advisory Groups and adult partners can support youth advocates, especially those currently involved in the system. 

Aaron Toleafoa, Emerging Leaders Committee (ELC) Chair, Coalition for Juvenile Justice; Member, Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice
Guillermo Padilla, ELC Member
Joseph Huntley, ELC Member
Edgar Calixto, ELC Member
Garrett Comer, ELC Member