- Creating and Sustaining Improved Conditions for Youth in Custody
- 09/12/2012 02:00 PM EST - 03:30 PM EST
Beyond the Initial External Influence
Juvenile justice finds itself in the midst of successful public and private reforms, which have changed the landscape and prompted large-scale improvements of philosophies, programs, and services for children and youth. Not yet as fully the beneficiary of these reforms is the conditions of confinement for youth in custody. Absent a unified strategy for improving conditions, the field relies primarily on external influences (litigation, legislative mandates, fiscal or media pressure) usually resulting from a problem or crisis as the impetus for change, knowing that sustaining this change becomes less likely once the external influence goes away. Can the field articulate a strategy to create and sustain improved conditions of custody that are consistently safe, secure, humane, and therapeutic environments for youth?
The National Center for Youth in Custody (NC4YC) is pleased to launch a series of webinars exploring and resulting in a strategy that builds on the gains from litigation and case law but also addresses broader and perhaps more comprehensive and sustainable ways to improve conditions of confinement. Register today for the first webinar: Creating and Sustaining Improved Conditions of Custody: Beyond the Initial External Influence.
David W. Roush, Ph.D., National Center for Youth in Custody & Juvenile Justice Associates
Mr. Josh Delaney, Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
Ms. Teresa Abreu, J.D., Interim Director, Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center
Mr. Orlando Martinez, Founder and Senior Partner, Martinez Tjaden
Ms. Jennifer Rodriguez, J.D., Executive Director, Youth Law Center