|“How Shall We Respond
to the Dreams of Youth?” A National Juvenile Justice Summit
||Wednesday, June 7, 2000
shall we respond to the dreams of youth?” This question, first asked
by the founders of the Juvenile Court in 1897 will be addressed yet again
by participants at the National Juvenile Justice Summit in Washington,
D.C. on June 6 and 7. The Summit, hosted by the Juvenile Court Centennial
Initiative, will bring together delegates from more than 100 national organizations
that share a common commitment to help neglected, abused and delinquent
children and youth.
national videoconference, hosted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and
Delinquency Prevention, will be broadcast on June 7 from the National Juvenile
Justice Summit, and is designed to:
awareness of the challenges and opportunities to improve the juvenile justice
effective strategies, model programs and interventions addressing the needs
of troubled children and youth.
debate about ways to strengthen and revitalize the juvenile justice system.
the juvenile justice network and promote collaboration among those serving
at risk children, youth and families.
participants were brought live into the final plenary of the Summit for
discussion and ratification of the Declaration for Juvenile Justice for
the 21st Century. The Declaration summarized effective interventions
and identified opportunities and challenges to strengthen the capacity
of the juvenile justice system by doing the following:
children’s emotional, physical, mental and spiritual health and well-being.
and unleash the full human potential of children through the arts, sports,
recreation and education.
in community-based programs to care for neglected, abused and delinquent
kids who are trouble with the law a chance to make a better choice.
humane confinement for serious juvenile offenders, and only as a last resort.
fair and equal justice for all children and youth.
videoconference also included pre-recorded interviews with successful juvenile
court graduates, footage of the juvenile justice system at work and highlights
of the Summit proceedings and its National Juvenile Justice Awards Gala.
The Juvenile Justice Teleconference
For More information, please contact:
Jenny McWilliams at 859-622-6671
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