From the Wish I Could Go But Can’t Department:
The Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice (BCCJ) is hosting a conference October 26-27 on current debates in juvenile justice. The press release says that the conference…
will feature top juvenile justice leaders from the Bay Area and across the nation. It will focus on the key juvenile justice policy issues the nation is facing forty years after the seminal Supreme Court case of In re Gault established due process rights for children in the juvenile justice system.
Plenary panels will include a state legislators panel, a judges panel and a media panel. Breakout panel topics will include reforming juvenile corrections in California; juvenile justice, child welfare and mental health systems overlap; disproportionate minority confinement; alternatives to incarceration; legal representation of juveniles; restorative justice; reforming juvenile detention; trying juveniles as adults; and girls in the juvenile justice system.
Click here to register.