Treating Youth as Youth in New Jersey’s Juvenile Justice System: A Community Call to Action

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The New Jersey Parents Caucus and Drew University will be holding a full day conference for parents, caregivers, professionals, providers, legislators and other interested stakeholders in ensuring New Jersey youth who come in contact with the juvenile justice system are treated as youth. 


The conference agenda will include: 

9AM – Welcome & Introductions
Dr. Elias Ortega-Aponte, Drew University, Linda McConneyhead, New Jersey Parents Caucus

9:15AM – Keynote Speaker
Theodore Shaw, Community Advocate, Southern Poverty Law Center

10:30AM – NJPC Youth Coalition Panel/Q&A
David Crosby, Brett Sansing, Devante Maloney, Karlee Frazier, Jose Rosario, Dallas Crosby

11:30PM - NJ Strategy on Reforming the Juvenile Justice System
Alyson Clements, State Strategist, National Juvenile Justice Network

12:30PM – Lunch

1:30PM - Children & Youth Treated Unfairly in New Jersey’s Adult  Prison System

The Incarceration of Children & Youth in New Jersey’s Adult Prison System Data Brief
Kathy Wright, New Jersey Parents Caucus

Afternoon roundtables

4:45PM - Next Steps & Closing


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