February 25, 2021 12pm - 1:30pm ET via Zoom WATCH RECORDING PANEL 3 RESOURCES
Our third virtual event will include short presentations followed by a live audience Q&A discussion with a focus on what systems can do to create a continuum of care to meet the needs of their young people.
We are thrilled to welcome Michael Umpierre as the moderator of the event. Michael is the Director of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy. At CJJR, Michael leads a team that supports leaders in the youth-serving field to advance multi-system efforts to improve the lives of children who touch or at risk of touching the justice system.
Michael will be moderating an engaging discussion among our guest panelists:
Our Panelists Include:
Clinton Lacey is the Director of the District of Columbia Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS). Before joining DYRS, Clinton had more than 25 years of experience working with youth and families.
Retha Onitiri is the Director of Community Engagement at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. She leads the "150 Years is Enough" campaign and is responsible for building a coalition for change on issues pertaining to criminal justice, economic mobility, and democracy and justice.
Carey Cockerell has more than 45 years' experience in youth justice at state and county levels. His career included serving as Director of the Tarrant County Juvenile Probation Department and Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice.
Raequan McIver 23, moved frequently as a child and fell behind in school. By age eight, he struggled to read and began acting out to avoid going to class. Arrested multiple times as a youth, he was in a secure facility at age 15 where he taught himself to read. Four years later, a Washington DC Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) Credible Messenger supported his community re-entry, and today, he, too, is a Credible Messenger.