From: Justice Policy Institute
To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: RSVP TODAY: Listenbee Addresses Congressional Staff on Juvenile Justice
Date: Fri Jul 26 13:36:45 MDT 2013
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States Innovations in Juvenile Justice: 

Investing in Better Outcomes for Our Communities 

Dear Friends,

Today is the last day to RSVP for the Congressional briefing on Tuesday, July 30, hosted by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT). It will be held at the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, D.C. from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday's briefing will be the first step in educating key staff on juvenile justice reform and the strides states are making and have made across the country over the last several years. Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Administrator, Robert Listenbee, will have his first opportunity to address congressional staff on the importance and need for juvenile justice reform.

A New York Times editorial from earlier this year highlighting two JPI reports chronicling the successes in Connecticut's juvenile justice reform efforts,  puts in perspective why the appointment of Listenbee as head of OJJDP has unparalleled promise for the agency and this briefing.

Here are some infographics showing the key reforms in Connecticut.

We anticipate Tuesday's briefing to be well attended by reform advocates, youth-serving agencies and the media.  The briefing comes on the heels of a report disclosing a drop in youth crime this week authored by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, of which the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is a participating agency.

Experts from Connecticut, Texas, and Ohio will also detail how their states have led the way in recent years by adopting bipartisan approaches with great success.  Not only have these states saved millions of dollars in wasteful spending and cut back on harmful, ineffective policies, but they have improved outcomes for children while keeping communities safe.  By reinvesting funds back into programs proven to work, states can grow even more savings by helping children become productive adults.


Today is the LAST opportunity for guests to RSVP and be included on the visitor's list.

 RSVP to:

Hayne Yoon at
or call 202.224.4041.


About the Briefing 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Capitol Visitors Center, SVC 202-203

Capitol Driveway, NW
Washington, DC 20004




Sen. Chris Murphy



Mike Thompson

Director of the Council of State Governments Justice Center



Mike Lawlor

Under Secretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning, Connecticut


Senator John Whitmire

Texas State Senate


Judge Linda Teodosio

Summit County Juvenile Court, Ohio


Robert Listenbee

Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention





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