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Agenda

Friday, September 29, 2017

8:15 am Breakfast and Registration
9:00 am
Welcome
Lynn Videka, Dean and Collegiate Professor of Social Work
University of Michigan School of Social Work
9:15 am
Keynote Address: The Developing Brain, Children's Rights, and the Juvenile Justice System
Daniel Keating, Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan
10:15 am Break
10:30 am
Panel: Raising the Age and Legal Challenges
Faculty Moderator - Robert Ortega, Associate Professor of Social Work
University of Michigan School of Social Work


Panelists:

  • Deborah LaBelle, Attorney, Law offices of Deborah LaBelle
  • Honorable Frank S. Szymanski, Third Judicial Circuit Court, Juvenile Division
  • Frank Vandervort, Clinical Professor of Law, Child Advocacy Law Clinic, Juvenile Justice Law Clinic
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm
Keynote Address: Raising the Age: Shifting to a Safer and More Effective Juvenile Justice System
Marc Schindler, Executive Director, Justice Policy Institute
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm
Panel: The Role of Advocacy in Promoting Action: Moving from a Cause to the Ballot
Faculty Moderator - Beth Sherman, Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work
University of Michigan School of Social Work


Panelists:

  • Aurelio Dorris
  • Jason Smith, Youth Justice Policy Associate, Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency
  • Elvin Gonzalez, Family Division Administrator, Berrien County Trial Court
3:45 pm
Roundtable Discussion
Facilitated by Robert M. Ortega, Associate Professor of Social Work
University of Michigan School of Social Work
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