Congressional Briefing: Juvenile Justice

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Tuesday October 26, 2010 (10:00 am- 12:00 noon)
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, SVC 201/200

The CEBCP’s fourth Congressional Briefing, “Juvenile Justice in the Age of the Second Chance Act, the Youth Promise Act, and the JJDP Reauthorization Bill: Research Guided Policy Implications for Maximizing Reentry Initiatives for Adolescents,” was led by Dr. Catherine Gallagher, Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University and co-sponsored by the Center for Justice Leadership and Management directed by Dr. Stephen Mastrofski, Senior Fellow in the CEBCP.  Leading researchers were on hand to brief attendees about a common theme: how to meet the goals of the Second Chance Act with the available evidence across a variety of critical domains for adolescents in the juvenile justice system.


  • Ms. Marilyn Roberts (Deputy Administrator for Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention)
    Opening Remarks
  • Ms. Janet Chiancone (Research Coordinator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention)
    A Profile of Young People in the Juvenile Justice System: Data from OJJDP’s Collections.
    (Presentation Video)
  • Dr. Stuart Kinner (Senior Research Fellow, Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Melbourne, Australia)
    Polymorbidity and Mortality Among Justice-Involved Youth: Implications for Re-Entry (Co-authored by Kate van Dooren)
    (Presentation Video)
  • Mr. Shay Bilchik (former OJJDP Director, former president of the Child Welfare League of America, and current Director of Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute Center for Juvenile Justice Reform)
    Improving Delinquency Outcomes for Abused and Neglected Children: Changing the Paradigm Through Multi-System Collaboration
    (Presentation Video)
  • Dr. Adam Dobrin (Associate Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida Atlantic University)
    A Summary of Current Practices: A National Review of Health and Mental-Health Services in Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities
    (Presentation Video)
  • Dr. Charlotte Gill (Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University)
    Second Chances” and the Discretion to Divert: Differing Pathways through the Juvenile Justice System
    (Presentation Video)
  • Dr. Arash Anoshiravani (Medical Director, Santa Clara County Juvenile Custody Institutions; Instructor, Stanford School of Medicine, Division of Adolescent Medicine)
    Medical Systems Serving Justice-Involved Youth.
    (Presentation Video)
  • Ms. Leah Kane (Public Affairs Assistant, Reentry Policy Council)
    The Agencies and Domains of Service Relevant to the Second Chance Act. (Presentation Video)
  • Dr. Nena Messina, Principal Investigator, University of California, Los Angeles, Substance Abuse Programs Presentation Given by Dr. Susanna Nemes, Social Solutions International
    Life Course Effects of Trauma for Adolescent Offenders
    (Presentation Video)
  • Dr. Catherine Gallagher, Associate Professor Department of Criminology, Law and Society, George Mason University
    The Intergenerational Effects of Incarceration on Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Implications for Reentry under the Second Chance Act.
    (Presentation Video)
  • Dr. Mark Lipsey, Director, Peabody Research Institute, Vanderbilt University
    Bringing Evidence to Practice in Juvenile Justice
    (Presentation | Video Part IPart II)
  • Mr. Jon Baron, President, Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy
    Increasing the Effectiveness of Programs for At-Risk Youth Through Rigorous Evidence About ‘What Works’


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