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Probation System Reform Symposium: Advancing Practice, Changing Lives
April 7-8, 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 Thursday, April 7 – 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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Luncheon Plenary (Held Thursday, April 7 – Afternoon)

Risk-Need-Responsivity: Don’t We Already Know This?
♦ Gina Vincent, PhD, Associate Professor, Law & Psychiatry Program, University of Massachusetts Medical School; President, National Youth Screening & Assessment Partners
Presentation resources are available online at: http://www.nysap.us/RiskAssessementTA.html

How Do We Know What We Must Know? Data Improvement Strategies for Probation System Reform Initiatives
♦ Gene Siegel, Consultant, GCS Consulting, LLC
PowerPoint Presentation

Closing Luncheon (Held Friday, April 8 – Afternoon)

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

“For You”
♦ DeAngelo Cortijo, Youth Representative, National Center for Youth Law
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Workshop Sessions

Session A Workshops (Held Thursday, April 7 – Morning)

Elements of an Effective Probation System Review: Making Them Work in Your Jurisdiction
♦ Kari Harp, Program Director, Probation System Reform, Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps
♦ John Tuell, Executive Director, Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps
PowerPoint Presentation

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

Implementing and Sustaining Evidence-Based Practices: Benefits and Challenges
♦ Lance Horozewski, Administrator, Children, Youth & Families Division, Rock County Human Services
♦ John Ryals, Jr., PhD, Evaluation/Treatment Supervisor, Jefferson Parish Department of Juvenile Services
PowerPoint Presentation

A Vital Resource for the Juvenile Justice System – The Family
♦ Sarah Walker, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Division of Public Behavioral Health & Justice Policy, University of Washington School of Medicine
♦ Jodi Martin, Program Coordinator, Clark County Juvenile Court
PowerPoint Presentation

Session B Workshops (Held Thursday, April 7 – Afternoon)

Balancing the Scales: Effective Strategies for Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System
♦ Tiana Davis, Policy Director for Equity and Justice, Center for Children’s Law and Policy
♦ Roxana Matiella, Director of Alternatives to Incarceration, Center for Children’s Law and Policy
PowerPoint Presentation

Core Principles for Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Youth
♦ Josh Weber, Program Director, Juvenile Justice, Council of State Governments Justice Center
PowerPoint Presentation

How to Implement the Probation System Reform Data Improvement Planning Framework
♦ Gene Siegel, Consultant, GCS Consulting, LLC
PowerPoint Presentation

Risk Assessment & Risk-Need-Responsivity: Reducing Risk Of Re-Offending Among Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth
♦ Gina Vincent, PhD, Associate Professor, Law & Psychiatry Program, University of Massachusetts Medical School; President, National Youth Screening & Assessment Partners
♦ Elizabeth Fritz, Chief Juvenile Probation Officer, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
PowerPoint Presentation

Putting the Pro Back in Probation: Rethinking Standard Probation Orders
♦ (Facilitator) Mary Ann Scali, Deputy Director, National Juvenile Defender Center, Washington, D.C
♦ Gwyneth Rost, PhD, Speech and Language Pathologist, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
♦ HyeJi Kim, Gault Fellow, National Juvenile Defender Center
♦ Jodi Martin, Program Coordinator, Clark County Juvenile Court
♦ Margaret Samuel, Formerly Justice Involved Youth Advocate
Presentation resources are available online at: http://njdc.info/

Session C Workshops (Held Friday, April 8 – Morning)

Case Planning for Youth with Traumatic Event Exposures and Trauma Reactions
♦ Keith R. Cruise, PhD, Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, Department of Psychology, Fordham University; Associate, National Youth Screening & Assessment Partners
♦ Kari Harp, Program Director, Probation System Reform, Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps
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
♦ John Q. Lizama, Chief Probation Officer, Probation Services Division, Judiciary of Guam
PowerPoint Presentation

Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy
♦ Keith B. Snyder, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission
♦ Richard D. Steele, Deputy Director, Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission
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Workforce Development & Managing Organizational Change
♦ Bob Bermingham, Director, Fairfax County Court Service Unit
♦ Jerald Moore, Senior Administrative Manager, Hennepin County Department of Community Correction
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 Dual Status Youth Symposium (held April 5-6, 2016), please visit:
http://rfknrcjj.org/resources/events/dsysymposiumapril2016/