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
to address congressional staff on the importance and need for juvenile justice reform.
New York Times
from earlier this year highlighting two JPI
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
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.
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
Director of the Council of State Governments Justice Center
Under Secretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning, Connecticut
Senator John Whitmire
Texas State Senate
Judge Linda Teodosio
Summit County Juvenile Court, Ohio
Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention