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Dual Status Youth Symposium: Working Together for Our Children
April 5-6, 2016 | Boston, MA
Agenda (PDF)

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Plenary Sessions
Workshop Sessions – A
Workshop Sessions – B
Workshop Sessions – C
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Featured Media Coverage

Plenary Presentations

Opening Plenary (Held April 5 – Morning)

Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice Reform: Riding the Waves of Juvenile Justice Reform
♦ Dr. Laurie Garduque, Director, Justice Reform Program, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
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“For You”
♦ DeAngelo Cortijo, Youth Representative, National Center for Youth Law
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Luncheon Plenary (Held April 5 – Afternoon)

Trauma in Dual Status Youth: The Tie That Binds the Systems Together
♦ Dr. Keith R. Cruise, Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, Department of Psychology, Fordham University; Associate, National Youth Screening & Assessment Partners
PowerPoint Presentation

How Do We Know What We Must Know? Data Improvement Strategies for Dual Status Youth Initiatives
♦ Gene Siegel, Consultant, GCS Consulting, LLC
PowerPoint Presentation

Closing Luncheon (Held April 6 – Afternoon)

“Reasons to Reflect”
Margaret Samuel, Youth Advocate
Poetry & Artwork – coming soon!

Workshop Sessions

Session A Workshops (Held Tuesday, April 5 – Morning)

A Balancing Act: Risks and Benefits of Information Sharing in Dual Status Youth Reform
♦ Jessica Heldman, Associate Executive Director, Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps
♦ Mary Ann Scali, Deputy Director, National Juvenile Defender Center
♦ Patrick Sparks, Attorney in Charge, Youth Advocacy Division, Springfield, MA
PowerPoint Presentation

Dynamic Practice Improvements & Assessment Opportunities Resulting from Process Mapping – No Really!
John Tuell, Executive Director, Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps
Gina M. Vincent, PhD, Associate Professor, Law & Psychiatry Program, University of Massachusetts Medical School; President, National Youth Screening & Assessment
Christina Ball, Deputy Chief Probation Officer, Marion Superior Court Probation Department – Juvenile Services Division
PowerPoint Presentation

Education: An Essential Ingredient for Dual Status Youth Success
John (Mick) Moore, PhD, Independent Education Consultant, Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps
Leigh Mahoney, Director of National Education & Program Development, Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps
Moderator: Jenny Collier, Project Director, Robert F. Kennedy Juvenile Justice Collaborative; Collier Collective, LLC
Panelists:
Bruce Knutson, (Retired) Director of Juvenile Court Services, Juvenile Court Services, King County Superior Court
Atasi Uppal, FosterEd-Juvenile Justice Attorney, National Center for Youth Law
Kathleen Sande, Institution Education Program Supervisor, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (Olympia, Washington)
PowerPoint Presentation

Improving Collaboration by Addressing Organizational Culture Change
Mark Mertens, MSW, Administrator, Delinquency and Court Services Division, Milwaukee County Health and Human Services Department
Melissa Blom, MSW, Children Youth & Family Division Manager, Outagamie County Department of Health and Human Services
Brian Richart, Chief Probation Officer, El Dorado County Probation Department
PowerPoint Presentation

Session B Workshops (Held Tuesday, April 5 – Afternoon)

Do No Harm: Lessons Learned From the Healthcare Industry on Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparity in Quality of Care
Rey Cheatham Banks, Senior Program Manager, The Justice Management Institute
Franklin Cruz, Chief Operating Officer & Program Director, The Justice Management Institute
PowerPoint Presentation

Effective Alternatives to Detention for Dual Status Youth
Mark Werner, Deputy Chief, Clinical Division, Cook County Juvenile Probation and Court Services
Barbara Duey, CWLS (Child Welfare Law Specialist), Care Project Director, Children’s Law Center of California
William Pieroth, MPA, Deputy Chief Probation Officer, Cook County Juvenile Probation
Jessica Heldman, Associate Executive Director, Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps
PowerPoint Presentation

How to Implement the Dual Status Youth Data Improvement Planning Framework
Gene Siegel, Consultant, GCS Consulting, LLC
PowerPoint Presentation

Understanding and Responding to the Traumatic Event Exposure and Chronic Survival Coping of Dual Status Youth
Keith R. Cruise, PhD, Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, Department of Psychology, Fordham University; Associate, National Youth Screening & Assessment Partners
PowerPoint Presentation

Session C Workshops (Held Wednesday, April 6 – Morning)

Accentuate the Positive: Strength-Based Positive Youth Development and Juvenile Justice Practice
William H. Barton, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Indiana University School of Social Work
PowerPoint Presentation

Community Engagement: Broadening the Circles of Support for Dual Status Youth
Mark M. Mertens, Administrator, Delinquency and Court Services Division, Milwaukee County Health and Human Services Department
Nick Juliano, Senior Director of Community Impact, Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa
Marcus Stubblefield, Systems Integration Coordinator, Uniting for Youth: A partnership of youth-serving systems in King County, Office of King County Executive
PowerPoint Presentation

Dual Status Girls: Decriminalizing Trauma and Advancing a Gender Responsive Approach within Juvenile Justice
Neha Desai, Staff Attorney, National Center for Youth Law
Sarah Walker, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Division of Public Behavioral Health & Justice Policy, University of Washington School of Medicine
PowerPoint Presentation

Setting the Table with Families – Best Practices for Empowering and Advocating with Families to Partner through Shared Decision Making
Laura Garnette, Chief Probation Officer, County of Santa Clara
Elorie Stevens, Western Regional Intensive Placement Coordinator, Department of Children and Families
Jennifer Wilds, System of Care Administrator, Community Programs, View Point Health
Kristen Solaras, Family Support Specialist, Parent Professional Advocacy League (PPAL)
PowerPoint Presentation

Other Event Materials

Agenda (click here)

Workshop Descriptions (click here)

Interactive Peer-to-Peer Learning Session Description (click here)

Speaker and Staff Biographies (click here)

Featured Media Coverage

♦ Rep. Kennedy Calls Juvenile Justice the Next Civil Rights Issue
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♦ Racial, Ethnic Disparities Stubbornly Endure in Juvenile Justice System, Expert Says
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♦ Collaboration, Sharing Data Key to Helping Dual Status Youth, Experts Say at Symposium
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♦ Troubled No More, Youths Bring Stories of Their Resilience to Probation Professionals
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♦ Juvenile Justice Reformers Driven by Memories of Mistakes in Their Less-informed Past
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♦ Judge: Juvenile Justice System As Capable of Change As the Children They Try to Help
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To review materials from the Probation System Reform Symposium (held April 7-8, 2016), please visit:
http://rfknrcjj.org/resources/events/psrsymposiumapril2016/