Tuesday, March 23, 2010

2010 Symposium MONDAY, March 29!

This year's topic is juvenile justice - and we have some AMAZING speakers lined up. Check out the info:

Please join the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights in
conjunction with the American Journal of Criminal Law for a symposium
on Juvenile Justice: the Rights of Minors in the American Criminal
Justice System next Monday, March 29, 2010 starting at 9:00 a.m. in
the Eidman Courtroom, at the University of Texas School of Law.
The School of Law is located at 727 E. Dean Keeton, Austin, TX 78705.
The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available on Dean Keeton
and in the San Jacinto parking Garage, located on campus. The following link
provides directions to parking in the San Jacinto garage:
List of events:

9:00-9:10: Welcome
9:15-10:30 Meeting the Needs of Juvenile Offenders: The Legal and
Policy Response featuring Deborah Fowler of Texas Appleseed, Richard
Lavallo of Advocacy Inc., and Marc Levin of Texas Public Policy
10:45-11:45 Dealing with Serious Juvenile Offenders in the Juvenile
Justice System featuring Riley Shaw of the Tarrant County District
Attorney’s Office and Kameron Johnson of the Travis County Juvenile
Public Defender’s Office
12:00:1:00 Lunch in the Sheffield Room
1:15-2:30 National Juvenile Justice Reform Initiatives featuring
Michele Deitch of the University of Texas Schools of Law and Public
Affairs, Jody Kent of the National Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of
Youth, and Cynthia Totten of Just Detention International

5:30-7:30 Happy Hour at 219 West, located at 219 West 4th St., Austin, TX 78701

For further inquiries about the symposium, you may contact us via email at tjclcrsymposiumchair@gmail.com. We sincerely hope to see you in the Eidman Courtroom on Monday!

Hope to see you there!

Also, here is the video about mental illness of juvenile offenders that Richard Lavallo from our first panel will be showing:

OIO Mental Health Discharges (Draft 7) from Will Harrell on Vimeo.

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