Youth Transition Funders Group Juvenile Justice Work Group and
The New York Juvenile Justice Initiative

Making Juvenile Justice Local — National Trends and
Implications for Neighborhood-Based Organizations

Wednesday July 25, 2012 from 12:30 to5:00 PM
South Bronx, New York City

12:30        Van Pick-Up in Manhattan (to travel to the South Bronx)

Prospect Hill Foundation, 99 Park Avenue between 39th and 40th Streets

1:00-2:30    Making Juvenile Justice Local:  National Trends and Implications for Neighborhood-Based Organizations – A Panel Discussion
Mott Haven Public Library, 140th and Alexander Ave.
Sandwiches will be served

Ruben Austria, Executive Director of Community Connections for Youth;
Nancy Jacobs, Executive Director Emeritus, Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice; and
Clinton Lacey, Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Probation will discuss the national trend towards making juvenile justice local and Nancy’s new research on CCFY’s efforts to build capacity of NBOs to work with justice-involved youth — the challenges, the opportunities, and the surprises.

2:30- 4:30    Site Visits with NBO Directors and Justice-Involved Youth

We will be led by youth and their mentors on a tour of three NBOs in the South Bronx, visiting a community garden, a youth-created photography exhibit, ending at the Betances Community Center, where youth will lead us through a curriculum they have developed to help peers avoid justice system involvement.

4:30        Van to Manhattan

We hope you will be able to attend this exciting joint event

Please R.S.V.P. to Julie Peterson at jempeterson@verizon.net