Session 1: Systems

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12pm-1pm (CDT)

Presented by: James Bell

Mr. James Bell will provide a historical overview of how systems operate. Mr. Bell, will aid attendees in understanding how systems must operate through a racial and ethnic lens.  He will discuss what it means for a youth to be involved in systems and how to lessen risk factors for the community.

James Bell is the Founding President of the W. Haywood Burns Institute. The Burns Institute has worked in over 200 counties in 23 states to engage justice stakeholders and communities across the country to build equity in the administration of justice.  He has trained and addressed thousands of human services professionals and community members on race, ancestry, and inclusion as a necessary and vital component of the delivery of safety for all communities. He is currently working with San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Toledo, Ohio, in reimagining services for families and communities impacted by the justice sector.

More individual session information to come, as it becomes available.