Summit to Bring Together Juvenile Justice Pros, Youthful Advocates

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Summit to Bring Together Juvenile Justice Pros, Youthful Advocates

CJJ_Summit“Building the next generation of juvenile justice leaders” will be the focus of a two-day summit in Washington co-hosted by the nonprofit Coalition for Juvenile Justice and the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

The second annual Juvenile Justice Youth Summit, which begins Thursday, will bring together 130 youth advocates from throughout the nation and will feature remarks by CJJ Executive Director Marie Williams and OJJDP Administrator Robert Listenbee, who will also moderate a panel.

The summit is geared toward younger advocates who are involved in or aspire to become involved in juvenile justice-related work, Lisa Pilnik, deputy executive director of CJJ, told JJIE from her Washington office.

“We look at it as a way to cultivate youth engagement, youth leadership in juvenile justice,” Pilnik said. “Whether or not someone…

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