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Webinar | Protecting the Confidentiality of Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth: Access to Records, Expungement, and Sealing

February 24, 2015

Does your state do a good job of protecting the confidentiality of youth in the juvenile justice system? Does it make the process of sealing and expungement accessible to youth? Many state laws and policies fail to adequately protect children, creating significant obstacles for youth in areas from employment to education and housing. In this webinar co-sponsored by the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) and the Coalition for Juvenile Justice, you will gain first-hand knowledge from our presenters on:

  • recommendations to protect your state’s youth, drawn from the Juvenile Law Center’s recent report – Juvenile Records: A National Review of State Laws on Confidentiality, Sealing and Expungement; and
  • the work that Delaware Center for Justice (an NJJN member) has been doing to improve expungement laws in their state, and how they are addressing challenges and obstacles. 

Presenter Bios:

  • Kristin Cornnell is the Director of Operations at the Delaware Center for Justice (DCJ). She previously served as DCJ’s Advocacy Coordinator for 2 ½ years, and Kirstin’s responsibilities at DCJ include advocating on justice-based legislation, developing public education and advocacy curriculum, and developing programs and policies to reduce incarceration rates while also promoting public safety. She received a BA in Psychology from Georgetown University and also holds a Master of Science in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania. 
  • Riya Saha Shah is a staff attorney at Juvenile Law Center. In addition to engaging in litigation and legislative advocacy, Riya leads Juvenile Law Center’s Second Chances initiative. She is the lead author of two recent national reports on juvenile records and expungement and has written extensively on the impact of juvenile records. Riya also co-teaches a juvenile justice seminar at University of Pennsylvania Law School. Riya is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago where she was a Civitas ChildLaw Fellow, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Michigan.

The webinar was held on March 4, 2015 from 3:00-4:00PM ET.


UPDATES:
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» Download the PowerPoint presentation.

 

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