The Intersection of Mental Health and Juvenile Justice for NYC Youth
This all day conference will bring attention to challenges and solutions at the intersection between the mental health and youth justice systems, and will promote learning, competency and inter-disciplinary coordination for professionals from both sectors who work with youth and their families. There will be opportunities to exchange perspectives and knowledge and to learn about the recent and upcoming changes in youth justice in New York City.
Gabrielle Prisco, Director of the Correctional Association’s Juvenile Justice Project will co-lead (alongside Nancy Ginsburg of the Legal Aid Society) a break-out session on the age of criminal responsibility in New York State, including recent advocacy and legislative efforts to change New York State laws. The session will also focus on adolescents in the adult justice system from a mental health perspective.
WHEN: 10/19/2012, 8:30am to 5pm
WHERE: New York Law School, 185 West Broadway New York, NY 10013
This event is being coordinated by the Children’s Service Initiative (CCSI) of NYC. It is open to the public and free. RSVP required. Registration is available at: www.mentalhealthjuvenilejusticenyc.eventbrite.com.
Keynote Speech: Thomas Grisso, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Psychology, and Director of the Law-Psychiatry Programs, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Morning Panel moderated by Eric Brettschneider, Chief of Staff, NYS Office of Children and Family Services
-Jacqueline Deane, Director of Delinquency Training, The Legal Aid Society -
-Raye Barbieri, Deputy Commissioner, Administration for Children’s Services
-Ana Bermudez, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Probation
-Tim Lisante, Superintendent, Department of Education, District 79
-Claudette Thompson, Clinic Administrator, The Child Center of NY
-Jim St. Germain, Young Adult
-Family Support Leader
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