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Dear Supporter:

Thank you for registering for ACNJ’s forum:

Juvenile Justice in New Jersey:
Building on Success to Improve Outcomes for Youth
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
The National Conference Center
399 Monmouth St. East Windsor, NJ 08520

A continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 am and the program will begin promptly at 9:00am.  View Agenda

For directions to the National Conference Center, visit http://www.nccmeetings.com/directions.html.  Parking is available at the center.

We look forward to your participation in this forum.  If you registered and are not able to attend or have any questions, please contact Mary Coogan at mcoogan@acnj.org.


Cecilia Zalkind
Executive Director

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Juvenile Justice in New Jersey:
Building on Success to Improve Outcomes for Youth
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
The National Conference Center, Windsor, NJ 

8:30 AM

Check-In / Meet & Greet / Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM

Welcome - Cecilia Zalkind, Esq. Executive Director, Advocates for Children of New Jersey 

9:10 AM

Opening Remarks - John J. Hoffman, Esq. Acting Attorney General.

9:30 AM

Why the Forum?  
Judge F. Lee Forrester, J.S.C., Family Part

Overview of New Jersey’s Success 
Jennifer LeBaron, Ph.D., Director of Local Programs & Services, Juvenile Justice Commission

9:50 AM

Rethinking Juvenile Justice
Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Temple University 

10:25 AM

What's Next for New Jersey?
Bart Lubow, Director, Juvenile Justice Strategy Group, Annie E. Casey Foundation

11:00 AM

Questions for Featured Speakers

11:15 AM

Connie Strand Award - Presented by Jean Krauss, Chair
Governor’s Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Committee
Award Honoring Margaret McLeod

11:25 AM

Coffee Break

11:40 AM

Panel Discussion
•         Judge Glenn A. Grant, Administrative Director, Administrative Office of the Courts
•         Kevin M. Brown, Executive Director, Juvenile Justice Commission
•         Joseph E. Krakora, Esq. New Jersey Public Defender
•         Allison Blake, Ph.D. Commissioner, Department of Children and Families
•         Bart Lubow, Annie E. Casey Foundation
•         Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., Temple University
Moderators: Judge F. Lee Forrester and Jennifer LeBaron, Ph.D.

12:40 PM

Questions for Panelists 

12:55 PM 

Wrap-Up – Call to Action

Funding for this forum was provided through the New Jersey Governor’s Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Committee and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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