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10th Anniversary Forum Agenda - 2015

National Juvenile Justice Network

July 20-21, Washington, DC 


Monday July 20th - 10th Anniversary  Reception
5:30 pm -7:30 pm  - Please come to celebrate NJJN, and to honor our founders; Jennifer Gonnerman, New Yorker staff writer and author of  the 2014 story about Kaleif Browder, "Before the Law" -- a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize -- who will receive NJJN's inaugural "Story of Justice Media Award";  Jody Owens II, the 2015 Gutsy Advocate for Youth; and Patti Puritz and Bob Schwartz, who will each receive the Lifetime Leadership Award in Youth Justice Reform. It'll be a fun, inspiring event!

Tuesday July 21st  - Friends, Allies and Members Day

Breakfast on own.

8:30-9:00         Registration for Non-Members

9:00 -10:30      Shifting Gears: Strategically Reframing Juvenile Justice.
                        Julie Sweetland, Ph.D., Director of Learning, FrameWorks Institute

10:45-12:15     Concurrent Sessions

  1. Orphanages, Training Schools, Reform Schools and Now This? Children w/Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System
  2. Dollars and Sense: The Case for Fiscal Realignment
  3. Education in Facilities
  4. Negotiating Positive Youth Development and Risk and Needs Assessment 

12:30-2:30       Lunch & Round Robin Campaign Roundtables

Several opportunities for 20-minute table discussions on different campaign topics, including:

  1. ACLU’s Solitary Confinement Campaign
  2. The Campaign Against Indiscriminate Juvenile Shackling
  3. YouthFirst! Initiative
  4. Campaign for Fair Sentencing of Youth
  5. Campaign for Youth Justice
  6. Juvenile Law Center – Statutory Schemes to Reduce Detention
  7. Pew Charitable Trust

2:45-4:15         Concurrent Sessions

  1. Juvenile Justice Federal Advocacy Playbook
  2. Privatization and the Need for Accountability to Ensure Good Programming
  3. Nobody Under the Bus: How to Address Youth with Serious and Violent Offenses
  4. Seeking Justice for LGBTQ Youth in the System

4:15-5:00        Final Session and Closing Remarks

Wednesday July 22nd Optional Hill Day

PLEASE NOTE: The agenda is subject to change and will be updated regularly in the weeks leading up to the Forum. E-mail info@njjn.org with any questions.