Justice Briefing Live: Courting Judicial Excellence in Juvenile Justice
Juvenile court judges are the most important public figures in the juvenile justice system. Their decisions impact hundreds of thousands of youths each year, including the extent of their involvement in the court system and whether they can stay in their homes and communities. These judges’ decisions impact the future trajectory of many young people’s educations, careers, and overall well-being.
Courting Judicial Excellence in Juvenile Justice brings together experts who will discuss findings from a 50-state study that examines the role of juvenile court judges across the nation and reveals how most states do not have dedicated juvenile court judges, and how few states ensure that all judges statewide that handle delinquency cases have the training, tools, and support needed to make effective decisions for youth in the juvenile justice system.
Join The Council of State Governments Justice Center and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) for a Justice Briefing Live event to learn about what states can do to strengthen their juvenile court systems to ensure that youth justice systems are efficient, effective, and equitable.
Guest speakers include:
- Honorable Amy L. Nechtem, Chief Justice Massachusetts Juvenile Court
- Honorable Edwina G. Mendelson, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives, NYS Unified Court System
- Honorable Hiram E. Puig-Lugo, Associate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, President of the NCJFCJ Board of Directors
- David Edelblute, Manager, Children and Families Section, Supreme Court of Ohio
The event will be broadcast on Thursday, June 2, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET and is free and open to the public.
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