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Juvenile Diversion: Keeping Kids Away from Court Builds Safer Communities
Keeping students away from juvenile courts is one of the best ways to keep our kids and communities safe. 

Diverting youth out of the formal court system is more effective than formal court processing in reducing recidivism and steering youth to success. As shown in our recent report, “Diversion: A Hidden Key to Combating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice,” the earliest decision stages have among the most severe and consistent disparities in the juvenile court process. Increasing the use of diversion can sharply reduce those disparities. 

Please join us for a webinar highlighting strategies for states and localities to expand diversion opportunities and reduce disparities at this critical stage of the juvenile court process. We will be joined by Richard Mendel, the author of the new report, along with experts from Tennessee and Kentucky who have been working to expand diversion and address disparities in their jurisdictions.

Guest speakers:

Richard Mendel, Senior Research Fellow, The Sentencing Project

Judge Sheila Calloway, Juvenile Court of Nashville-Davidson County, Tennessee

Rachel Bingham, Director, Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts’ Department of Family and Justice Services

Pastor Edward L Palmer, Jr., Pastor, Certified Diversity Trainer, and Juvenile Justice Advocate, and Immediate Past National Chair (2019-21) of the Coalition of Juvenile Justice, Radcliff, Kentucky

Moderator: Josh Rovner: Director of Youth Justice, The Sentencing Project

Nov 17, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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