Family Engagement in Juvenile Justice Systems: Building a Strategy and Shifting the Culture

Past Event
April 28, 2022, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Eastern

Hosted by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 

Juvenile justice systems are increasingly recognizing the importance of working with families. Now, more than ever, courts, probation, and corrections agencies should consider a fundamental shift away from an ad-hoc, system-centered approach to a culture and strategy that centers families in supervision and service policies and practices. This webinar will review a framework to support jurisdictions in making this shift and feature a family-driven organization that works to ensure that family voice and power are present across all system decision points and a jurisdiction that has implemented policy and practice change to center families. 



  • Jeannette Bocanegra-Simon, Executive Director, Justice for Families 
  • Teri Gochanour, CAMPP Montana Program Coordinator, Montana Department of Corrections  
  • Jacob Agus-Kleinman, Senior Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center 
  • Yvonne Sparling, Director of Clinical Services, Massachusetts Department of Youth Services

Event recording

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