Monday, October 19, 2009
Registration is now available for a juvenile justice conference in February sponsored by the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
Children and youth become involved with the juvenile justice system at a significant rate. While some children move just as quickly out of the system and go on to live productive lives as adults, other children become enmeshed in the system, moving to deeper problems and even to the adult criminal justice system.
This conference is focused on (1) avoiding this connection, whether brief or deep, and (2) intervening, at the initial contact between children and the system, in a way that most effectively prevents further involvement with the juvenile justice system, addresses the problems or mistakes that a child has made, and fosters their success as children and adults.
We hope to identify good systems, models and/or legislation. We hope also to be a sounding board for ideas, as well as a connecting place for those who might enrich each other's perspectives or assist in outcomes if they work collaboratively.
For more details and registration visit http://www.law.ufl.edu/centers/childlaw/juvenilejustice/conferences/2010conference.shtml.