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)

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 (CDT)

Session 11:

Keynote – Understanding “Conditioning” and how it contributes to Racial and Ethnic Disparities

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

Session 12:

Keynote – Mending the Harm through Restorative Justice Practices from a Prosecutor’s Lens

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 12pm-1:30pm (CDT)

Mending the Harm through Restorative Justice Practices from a Prosecutors lens.

May 26, 2021, 12pm-1:30pm CST

Keynote Speaker: Seema Gajawani

Seema Gajwani is the Special Counsel for Juvenile Justice reform and Chief of restorative justice in Washington, D.C.’s Office of Attorney General.  Seema launched the first restorative justice program housed within the Prosecutors office, where Prosecutors and restorative justice facilitators engage to encourage young people to take responsibility for their actions and understand the impact their actions have on victims.  The approach focuses on reaching a solution between the harmed and the accused, that does not require detention or contact with the juvenile justice system, all of which is operated through the Prosecutors Office. According to Seema “I think it’s really changed the culture of prosecution in this office. It’s propelled prosecutors to think more broadly about crime and conflict.” Seema will discuss restorative justice practices that shifts the transactional prosecutorial process to a culture of transformation that brings forth accountability, responsibility, empathy and consequential thinking.

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

Recording of Session 9

Session 10 Resources and Supporting Documents

Session 10 Recording

Session 11 Resources and Supporting Documents

Recording of Session 11

Session 12 Resources and Supporting Documents

Session 12 Recording.