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NRRC Webinar: Family Engagement in Reentry for Justice-Involved Youth September 20, 2010

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The National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) and The Center for the Advancement of Mentoring will host a two-part webinar on engaging family members in reentry efforts and identifying pro-social support for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

Topics: Speakers for the first webinar will provide a framework for a family-focused approach and a glimpse at its application in two settings: 1) the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (addressing family engagement in its juvenile justice facilities and within parole) and 2) a New York-based program (working with families in the community and offering home-based services for court-involved youth).

When: October 4, 2010, 3:30 pm ET

Speakers include

* Shay Bilchik, Founder and Director, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, Georgetown University
* Ryan Shanahan, Senior Program Associate, Family Justice Program, Vera Institute of Justice
* Rosalinda Rosalez, Ombudsman, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice
* Krista Larson, Associate Director, Adolescent Portable Therapy, Vera Institute of Justice

Click here to register for the October 4th webinar.

The second webinar will be held on November 1, 2010. It will focus on incorporating juvenile justice-involved youth’s family and social network into reentry mentoring programs. Speakers will discuss identifying, recruiting, and training “natural mentors,” such as extended family members, teachers, or neighbors, to work alongside other reentry program-assigned mentors to help youth better transition back into the community and in many instances into adulthood.

To receive more information about the November 1st webinar, as well as other distance-learning opportunities and announcements from the National Reentry Resource Center, click here to sign up for the NRRC’s newsletter list.



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