When: November 18-20, 2020, 9:00am to 4:35am ET
Jesse Kelley, Government Affairs Manager, Criminal Justice & Civil Liberties, R Street Institute
Marcy Mistrett, CEO, Campaign for Youth Justice
Ashley DeVaughn, Youth Justice Policy Director, Advocates for Children and Youth
Although only five percent of youth in the system are accused of violent crimes, there is little literature or tangible action plans discussing how best to serve these youth, who are still being sent to outdated and ineffective youth prisons, or being automatically transferred to the adult system. Participants will hear recommendations on how to limit and restructure secure confinement so it benefits both children and the society to which they will return.
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