Protecting High Risk Youth: Opportunities in Education and the Justice Systems

The Council of Large Public Housing Authority (CLPHA)
Houston, Texas
Thursday, June 9, 2022 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Online event

Poverty and systemic racism are major risk factors for entering the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, which in turn can increase the lifelong risk for poor health and wellbeing.

In this one-hour webinar, Abt’s Dr. Jean O’Connor will moderate a panel of experts as they discuss the problems and potential solutions to break the cycle of poverty and crime. Former prosecutor and author Daphne Robinson explains how the juvenile justice system continues to adversely impact the health, well-being, and economic development of Black children in America, and the devastating costs to society. Dr. Terri McFadden will discuss how early prevention, education, and justice systems are intertwined, and how policies can exacerbate systemic, institutional racism and poor outcomes. Christine Judd from Roca, Inc., an internationally recognized organization that uses a trauma-informed behavior change intervention model, will discuss how their interventions are disrupting the incarceration pipeline and transforming the lives of young people at the center of urban violence.



Christine Judd, M.Ed., director, Roca, Inc.

Terri McFadden, MD, FAAP, professor of pediatrics, associate professor of pediatrics, Emory University

Daphne Robinson, JD, MPH, former prosecutor and author of Delinquent: How the American Juvenile Justice System is Failing Black Children



Jean O’Connor, JD, DrPH, FACHE, principal, Abt Associates

Abt Associates
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