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Juvenile Justice Summit

Join juvenile justice system stakeholders for a one-day summit to learn from national experts in juvenile justice systems and help lay the groundwork for future investments and reform in the systems that serve our vulnerable youth.

Thursday, December 6, 2012
8:00 am-4:00 pm
Holiday Inn – Downtown Lincoln

Registration is now closed for the event.  

Speakers include:

Bart Lubow – Annie E. Casey Foundation, Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative
Betsy Clarke – Juvenile Justice Initiative
Jeanette Moll & Marc Levin – Right on Crime

All Speaker Bios


(Download a complete schedule) Updated 11/27/2012

8:00 – 8:30am               Registration

8:30 – 8:45 am              Welcome, Opening Remarks

8:45 – 10:00 am            Opening Keynote Address

Bart Lubow, Annie E. Casey Foundation

Bart Lubow’s Presentation

10:00 – 11:00am            Spotlight: Serving Youth in Nebraska’s Juvenile Justice                                                   System

Dr. Anne Hobbs, Juvenile Justice Institute and Dr. Kayla Pope, Boystown

Dr. Hobbs’ Handout

Dr. Pope’s Presentation

11:15am – 12:15pm        Spotlight: State and County Partnerships for JJ Reform:                                                      Redeploy Illinois

Betsy Clarke, Juvenile Justice Initiative and Jim McCarter, Former Cook County State’s Attorney

Betsy Clarke’s Presentation

Redeploy Illinois Handout

12:15– 1:45pm                  Lunch Panel: Youth Perspectives on Nebraska’s Juvenile                                                  Justice System

Panelists: Youth from Project Everlast

Moderator: Cassy Rockwell, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

 1:45 – 2:45pm                  Spotlight: The Free Market Approach to Juvenile Justice                                                Reform

 Jeanette Moll and Marc Levin, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Texas Public Policy Center Presentation

 3:00– 4:00pm                  Closing Panel: Moving Juvenile Justice Reform Forward in                                                Nebraska

Senator Brad Ashford, Legislature
Jeanette Moll and Marc Levin, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Thomas Pristow, Director of Children and Family Services, DHHS
Bart Lubow, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Corey Steel (raymon), Office of Probation Administration
Moderator: Sarah Forrest, Voices for Children in Nebraska

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  1. REPLY
    Sarah says

    Is there a cost to attend this event?
    Thank You.

    • REPLY
      Jill Westfall says

      Nope! No cost for the summit itself. (Parking at the Holiday Inn costs about $8 for the day.)

  2. REPLY
    Kim says

    Are there continuing education credits available at this event?


    • REPLY
      Jill Westfall says

      Great question! We hadn’t planned to offer credits, but if enough people ask for them can work on it.

      Let us know you’d like us to look into CEUs by commenting here and letting us know what profession you need.

      • REPLY
        Pam Oltman says

        LMHP and LADC CEUs would be wonderful!!!

  3. REPLY
    Jodi says

    I would need to receive CEU’s for an LMHP and/or LCSW.

    • REPLY
      Jodi says

      So sorry! I just checked the calendar and won’t be able to attend. Please do not go to extra work for the CE’s if I am the only one asking for those particular CE’s. Thanks!

  4. REPLY
    Angel says

    I would really like to attend, however by the time the summit comes I won’t be working with an organization. Can we attend regardless??

    • REPLY
      Jill Westfall says

      Of course! Just leave that field blank on the registration form.

  5. REPLY
    Michelle M says

    I would be interested in making the 2.5 hr drive if CEUs were offered.

  6. REPLY
    liz says

    Has there been any progress on the CEU’s? I would like to attend, but need to justify with CEU

  7. REPLY
    Stacey Conroy says

    I am interested in CLE credits for attorneys.

  8. REPLY
    Jill Westfall says

    I’m afraid we won’t be able to offer CLE’s or CEU’s for the event. We had fewer than a handful of requests for an event with 230+ registrants.

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