Upcoming Sessions

Session 9:

Keynote – Justice for Youth of Color: Paradigms and Challenges in the Douglas County Juvenile Justice System

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 12pm-1:30pm (CST)

Session 10:

Keynote – Serving Refugee Communities

Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 12pm-1:30pm (CST)

Session 11:

Keynote – Law Enforcement and Juvenile Justice

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 12pm-1:30pm (CST)

Session 12:

Keynote – Restorative Justice Practice in Juvenile Justice

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 12pm-1:30pm (CST)

Session 13:

Keynote – SOGIE

Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 12pm-1:30pm (CST)

Past Sessions

Session 1:

Alternatives to Detention (ATD): Reducing Racial Disparities in Juvenile Detention with Effective and Innovative Alternatives to Detention

Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 12pm-1pm (CDT)

Session 2:

Alternatives to Detention (ATD): why culture matters, targeting intervention for specific populations and building a continuum

Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 12pm-1pm (CDT)

Session 3:

Alternatives to Detention (ATD): Multi-Agency Resource Center: A one-stop shop for families

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 12pm-1pm (CDT)

Session 4:

Mental Health in the Black Community

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 12pm-1pm (CDT)

Session 5:

Keynote – Healing Communities

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 12pm-1:30pm (CDT)

Session 6:

Keynote – Why Credible Messengers?

Friday, October 30, 2020, 12pm-1:30pm (CDT)

Session 7:

Native American culture and traditions of Native families

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12pm-1:00pm (CST)

Session 8:

Keynote – Impacting Behavior through Culture

Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 12pm-1:30pm (CST)

Justice for Youth of Color: Paradigms and Challenges in the Douglas County Juvenile Justice System

February 24, 2021, 12pm-1:00pm CST

Keynote Speaker: Ajamal Byndon, Douglas County RED Coordinator

A’Jamal-Rashad Byndon is a native of Hastings Nebraska. However, he grew up in North Omaha and worked for 25 years with Catholic Charities. He is the current Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coordinator for Douglas County. He served two years in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Botswana, where he met and married his wife of 42 years.

A’Jamal is from a family of 14 children and grew up in poverty in North Omaha.

A’Jamal has taught racial, African American Family, cultural diversity, and poverty courses in local colleges and universities. He was one of Omaha Table Talk (OTT) founding members and has enjoyed dinner in over 100 homes and nonprofit locations and helping to facilitate racial conversations during his tenure at OTT.

 

This session will explore the controversial aspects of Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) in Douglas County.

A’Jamal will provide an overview of terms and the challenges we face in addressing the juvenile justice system’s racial disparities. He will educate the community on recommendations that will help youth and families navigate the disparate juvenile justice system.

This presentation offers challenges to the criminal justice departments, as well as legal and judicial system to improve racial intelligence when dealing with youth of color, who are treated differently as indicated by the data. Opportunities will be provided to participants to share their best practices and examples of racial and cultural issues within their respective systems.

Session 5 Resources and Supporting Documents

Session 5 webinar recording.

Session 6 Resources and Supporting Documents

GUGO Program Statement

Latin Kings video (YouTube)

Session 7 Resources and Supporting Documents

Session 7 Webinar Recording

Session 9 Resources and Supporting Documents

Materials will be posted nearer the date of live webinar.

Session 10 Resources and Supporting Documents

Materials will be posted nearer the date of live webinar.

Session 11 Resources and Supporting Documents

Materials will be posted nearer the date of live webinar.

Session 12 Resources and Supporting Documents

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Session 13 Resources and Supporting Documents

Materials will be posted nearer the date of live webinar.