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.
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
-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.
Carol Cramer Brooks, NC4YC Co-Coordinator
- 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
- 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
Find more on this topic at NIC Juvenile Justice Resources.
Thu, Aug 29 2013 11:33 AM