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Girls and Girls of Color in the Juvenile Justice System CLE
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 Export to Your Calendar 6/16/2020
When: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
2:00 PM
Where: Online Webinar
United States
Contact: ACBA
(518) 445-7691 x115


Online registration is available until: 6/15/2020
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Girls constitute the largest growing segment of the juvenile justice system and now account for nearly one-third of all juvenile arrests in the United States. Are girls in the juvenile justice system treated differently than similarly situated boys, and are girls of color treated much differently than white girls?

Girls of color are 2.7 times more likely than their white counterparts to be referred to the legal system, 20 percent more likely to be formally petitioned and 1.2 times more likely to be detained than white girls.

This 2.5 credit program, with diversity and ethics credit, is sponsored by the Gender Fairness Committee of the Third Judicial District and the NYS Permanent Commission on Justice for Children. It will feature:

·Hon. Karen K. Peters (Ret.), chair, NYS Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children

·Hon. Rachel Kretser (Ret.), chair, Third JD Gender Fairness Committee

·Hon. Kathie E. Davidson, Administrative Judge, Ninth JD

·Hon. Lisa Fischer, Supreme Court Justice

·Dr. Shabnam Javdani, Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology at NYU

·McKenzie Berezin, Doctoral Fellow at NYU

Kristen Anne Conklin, Executive Director of the Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children, will moderate a panel discussion. 

Co-sponsors to date: Albany County Bar Association, Albany Law School, Center for Women in Government, The Legal Project, the National Association of Women Judges-New York Chapter, Women’s Bar Association of New York, Women in Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and the Capital District Women’s Bar Association. 

1.5 Ethics Credit | 1.0 Diversity Credit available. The Diversity Credit is not required by attorneys admitted into the bar for less than 2 years. 

Advanced registration is required to receive the program link. 

The content of this course is appropriate for BOTH newly appointed and experienced attorneys (transitional/nontransitional). 

 

 

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