CJJR is excited to announce its co-sponsorship of the 2016 Coalition for Juvenile Justice National DMC Conference. The event will focus on “Confronting the Crisis: Creating Pathways to a More Equitable Juvenile Justice System.” Sessions will explore what other communities can learn from Baltimore; the role of state and local entities; how communities can take action and gain buy-in for true change; and the importance of youth engagement.
As part of CJJR’s sponsorship, we will lead a plenary session entitled “Equity Across Systems: The Shared Challenges of Health, Education, and Juvenile Justice.” This plenary will focus on our Crossover Youth Practice Model work and the effect of cross-system collaboration in targeting reduced racial and ethnic disparities in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Additionally, CJJR will present a workshop on our Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) Certificate Program highlighting individual Capstone Projects developed and implemented by our RED Fellows. The session will provide an overview of the curriculum, goals and benefits of the Certificate Program and will demonstrate how participation led to successful reform in two specific jurisdictions.
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Monique W. Morris, Ed.D, author of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, has been confirmed as the keynote! Dr. Morris has over 20 years of experience in the areas of education, civil rights, and juvenile and social justice.
Her work in this area has informed the development and implementation of improved culturally competent and gender-responsive services for youth. Dr. Morris is a co-founder and the President of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, a member of the California Board of State and Community Corrections’ Committee on Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparity, and is part of various workgroups designed to improve the education of youth in contact with the criminal and juvenile legal systems.