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NC4YC Webinar: Monitoring Conditions from the Inside and Out: Developing Comprehensive Quality Assurance and External Oversight Systems
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Join this free webinar, Monitoring Conditions from the Inside and Out: Developing Comprehensive Quality Assurance and External Oversight Systems, hosted by The National Center for Youth in Custody (NC4YC). This webinar will address efforts to improve conditions for youth in confinement. It will cover external oversight and quality assurance methods to help justice agencies identify key areas to reform. It will also include input from youth and families.

Webinar Description:
Efforts to improve conditions of confinement for youth can all too easily collapse under their own weight if meaningful systems of internal quality assurance and continuous improvement systems are not established.  Equally important, external oversight can help juvenile justice agencies identify key areas to reform within institutions; the American Bar Association, for example, recently promulgated a resolution calling for the establishment of independent oversight entities for correctional and detention facilities.  While many systems struggle to develop methods to track and reform conditions issues, the good news is that several effective internal quality assurance tools and external oversight models exist.  This webinar, the fifth in the NC4YC series on improving conditions of confinement, will provide strategies for creating, implementing, and maintaining internal quality assurance and continuous improvement systems and external oversight measures, including efforts that value and incorporate input from youth and families.

Moderator:
Will Harrell, JD, LL.M., Lead Federal Monitor (Ohio), New Orleans Department of Public Safety Ombudsman for the New Orleans Juvenile Detention Center, former Chief Independent Ombudsman for the Texas Youth Commission, JDAI Self-Inspection Team New Orleans, Houston and Harrison County, MS, former prison investigation team member for the United Nations Mission in Guatemala, NC4YC Working Group Member

Panelists:

  • Dr. Kelly Dedel, Federal Monitor in Ohio, Los Angeles and Mississippi, JDAI Team Leader for Montana, national expert on quality assurance and continuous improvement
  • Professor Michele Deitch, University of Texas Law School and LBJ School of Public Policy, national expert on independent oversight
  • Jason Wang, Wang Enterprises, former youth resident and first Youth Ombudsman in the Texas Youth Commission
  • Shari Wolf, Performance and Quality Administrator, Ohio Department of Youth Services, Performance based-Standards State Coordinator

Date & Time:
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Resources:
Register here

Find more on this topic at NIC Juvenile Justice Resources.

 




Posted Thu, May 2 2013 9:00 AM by S. Cairns
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