The Intersection of Juvenile Justice and Poverty
Thursday, 3/26/2009 1:00 PM (EST)
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1:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Opening Remarks(Linked Above)
Peter Edelman, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
1:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Keynote Address - "The Paradox of Juvenile Justice and Poverty"(Linked Above)
Robert Schwartz, Executive Director, Juvenile Law Center
1:45 - 3:00 p.m.
James Forman, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center (Moderator)
Deborah Gordon Klehr, Staff Attorney, Education Law Center
Catherine A. Gallagher, Associate Professor, Justice, Law and Crime Policy Program, George Mason University
Michael A. Corriero, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Name, Eduardo Ferrer, Executive Director, D.C. Lawyers for Youth (Moderator)
Katayoon Majd, Senior Staff Attorney, National Juvenile Defender Center
Neelum Arya, Director, Research & Policy, Campaign for Youth Justice
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Carol Chodroff, Juvenile Justice Policy Attorney (Moderator)
David Altschuler, Principal Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies
Mark Soler, Executive Director, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Marc Schindler, Chief of Staff, D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services
The participants examined how the social factors that often accompany low socio-economic status can fuel patterns of offending and reoffending, how youth with different levels of wealth frequently have very different experiences within the juvenile justice system and what strategies can be employed both within and outside the juvenile justice system to break the cycle of offending and poverty.
This event was sponsored by the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, Georgetown Law Juvenile Justice Clinic, Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice Reform and American Constitution Society for Law & Policy.