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March 26, 2010

Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights and the American Journal of Criminal Law to host “Juvenile Justice: the Rights of Minors in the American Criminal Justice System,” March 29, 2010

The Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights in conjunction with the American Journal of Criminal Law will host a symposium entitled, “Juvenile Justice: the Rights of Minors in the American Criminal Justice System,” on Monday, March 29, 2010. The symposium will run from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.; it will be held in the Eidman Courtroom at the University of Texas School of Law.

Presenters include Deborah Fowler of Texas Appleseed, Richard Lavallo of Advocacy Inc., and Marc Levin of Texas Public Policy Foundation, who will speak on “Meeting the Needs of Juvenile Offenders: The Legal and Policy Response”; Riley Shaw of the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office and Kameron Johnson of the Travis County Juvenile Public Defender’s Office, who will speak on “Dealing with Serious Juvenile Offenders in the Juvenile Justice System”; and Michele Deitch of the University of Texas Schools of Law and Public Affairs, Jody Kent of the National Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth, and Cynthia Totten of Just Detention International, who will speak on “National Juvenile Justice Reform Initiatives.”

The event is free and open to the public. Further information can be found on the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights symposium page.

Contact:

Kenya Wells via email at tjclcrsymposiumchair@gmail.com or via telephone at (281) 413-9227.