The Voices for Juvenile Justice second annual conference was a success! There were over 100 participants, 5 roundtables, 3 different art workshops, an art exhibition by George Junior Republic youth, and the creation of action steps and lots of discussion between social justice advocates, youth and families impacted by the juvenile justice system, and Pittsburgh based agencies including Passport Academy Charter School, the Pittsburgh Police, AD99 Solutions, Amachi, Cafe Momentum, ALC Courtwatch,
Systems Improvement Through Youth (SITY), the Abolitionist Law Center, Gwen’s Girls, Neighborhood Resiliency Project, ACH Clear Pathways R.E.A.C.H, The Elsinore Bennu Think Tank for Restorative Justice, researchers from different universities (SRU, Duquesne, Chatham, IUP, UPitt, CMU, Davis & Elkins College, and PennWest California University), and other stakeholders.
V4JJ CONFERENCE 2023
the 2ND annual conference
This conference offers participants of all backgrounds a rare opportunity to stand at the intersection of community and scholarship to imagine and begin realizing a more fair and equitable juvenile justice system.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 13, 2023
Location: Passport Academy 933 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Welcome & Art workshop (Antonio Howard and Takara Canty)
+ Roundtable 1 (Decertification in Allegheny County and Schuman closing)
+ Roundtable 2 (De-escalation and non-violent conflict resolution)
Lunch and keynote with Jason Rivers
Art workshop (Antonio Howard and Takara Canty)
+ Roundtable 3 (Resiliency and self-efficacy)
+ Roundtable 4 (Impact of CJS involvement on families and communities)
Art exhibition (George Junior Republic Passport Academy youth pieces) and networking