The Youth Justice System: Opportunities to Make a Difference

The Youth Justice System: Opportunities to Make a Difference

Juvenile Court: Our Courts, Our Kids, Our Families 

Join us for a series of four micro sessions discussing issues of importance to juvenile court. Each thirty-minute session is priced separately and requires separate registration in order to allow you to attend one or all depending upon your schedule and interest in the topic.   Sessions are from 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the following dates – Aug. 5, Aug. 19, Sept. 2 and Sept. 16, 2020.

Micro Session 4  -  The Youth Justice System: Opportunities to Make a Difference

Description:  The Youth Justice System offers multiple opportunities to make a difference in the lives of young people and families.  This session will discuss opportunities for attorneys to volunteer one hour or unlimited hours to improve life outcomes of our young people.  Participants will receive information about volunteer roles in the Youth Justice System such as being the presiding judge in Teen Court where offending youth appear before their peers to determine appropriate consequences for delinquent behavior.  Other roles discussed in the session will include attorney trainers for middle and high school students learning how to present cases in Teen Court as well as attorney mentors in the Juvenile Court High School Truancy docket designed to interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline.  Equal justice under the law and equity in achieving justice is possible when no one is on the ‘bench’ but everyone is in the game!      

Speakers: Judge Gail Grover, East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Court and Candace Ford, McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
This seminar will count for .50 hour CLE credit.
Cancellation by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. 

9/16/2020 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

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