You are not signed in! To post comments and participate in discussions you need to sign in or create a free account.
NC4YC Webinar: Putting It All Together: How Juvenile Facilities Can Create and Sustain Improved Conditions for Youth
Thinking About Corrections

Subscribe

Join this free webinar 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 ways to improve and respond to the practical realities of day-to-day facility operations.

Webinar Description:
For the past year, NC4YC has hosted a webinar series focused on improving conditions for youth placed in detention and correctional facilities. The webinars have highlighted core concepts across key areas such as:

-Behavior Management
-Education
-Mental Health
-Quality Assurance; and
-Access to Counsel
 
To improve facility practices and programs, understanding best practices and principles is undoubtedly critical.  Equally important, however, is the employment of strategies that appreciate, account for, and adapt to the practical realities of day-to-day facility operations.  To this end, the finale to the NC4YC webinar series will feature leaders from two juvenile facilities that have faced challenges in addressing conditions issues and achieved success in reforming practices.  Webinar attendees will hear from Teresa Abreu, Acting Executive Director of the Cook County Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, Illinois, one of the largest detention facilities in the country, and Lori Harshbarger, Superintendent of the Logansport Juvenile Correctional Facility in Logansport, Indiana, which is a national finalist for the 2013 Performance-based Standards Barbara Allen-Hagen Award.  Two former youth residents will interview the presenters for their insight on how to create and sustain improved conditions of custody that are consistently safe, secure, humane, and therapeutic environments for youth.

Moderator:
Carol Cramer Brooks, NC4YC Co-Coordinator

Panelists:

  • Teresa Abreu, Acting Executive Director of the Cook County Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, Illinois
  • Lori Harshbarger, Superintendent of the Logansport Juvenile Correctional Facility in Logansport, Indiana

Youth Interviewers:

  • Mark Seymour, Student at San Diego State University
  • Michael H., Student at Florida A&M University

Date & Time:
Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT

Resources:
Register here

Find more on this topic at NIC Juvenile Justice Resources.

 




Posted Thu, Aug 29 2013 11:33 AM by S. Cairns

Comments

Be the first to comment on this article!
You must sign in or create an account to comment.
Brought to you by:
National Intitute of Corrections
U.S. Dept. of Justice | 320 First Street | Washington, DC 20534 | 800.995.6423

This blog is funded by a contract from the National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view or opinions stated in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.