Many events in 2020 elevated the focus and conversations around diversity and equity issues in the justice system. Like the justice system as a whole, juvenile justice and child welfare matters are also impacted by issues related to diversity, equity, disproportionality and disparate treatment.
This CLE begins with an explanation and exploration of implicit bias, how implicit biases show up in the judicial system, and strategies to overcome bias.
Next, participants learn about some of the disproportionalities and disparities in NC's education system and strategies to advocate for juveniles' educational needs. Panelists discuss the overrepresentation of minority children and families in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems and strategies to advocate in both.
Finally, participants review the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 and hear about the state's plans for its implementation in North Carolina.
- Overcoming Implicit Bias in the Juvenile Justice System
- Disproportionate Impact/Treatment of Minority and Disabled Students
- Panel Discussion: Crossover Youth and the Impacts in Minority Communities
- Panel Discussion: Overrepresentation of Minority Families in the Child Welfare System
- Looking Forward: The Impact and Implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act
Thursday, April 8, 2021
8:55 AM–2:30 PM
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- Chief Judge Elizabeth T. Trosch, North Carolina District Court, Charlotte
- Judge Donald R. Cureton Jr., North Carolina District Court, Charlotte
- Derrik Anderson, Race Matters for Juvenile Justice, Charlotte
- Cari E. Carson, Advocates for Children's Services – Legal Aid of North Carolina, Durham
- Lisa Cauley, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Raleigh
- Sara A. DePasquale, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill
- Christina Harrison, North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program, Raleigh
- Mary G. Holliday, Jackson County Department of Social Services, Webster
- Lyana G. Hunter, New Hanover County Office of the Public Defender, Wilmington
- Reginald D. "Reggie" O'Rourke, North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program, Raleigh (Moderator)
- Wendy Sotolongo, North Carolina Parent Representation Coordinator, Durham
- Jennifer R. Story, Advocates for Children's Services – Legal Aid of North Carolina, Durham
- Eric J. Zogry, North Carolina Office of the Juvenile Defender, Raleigh (Moderator)
NCBA Juvenile Justice & Children's Rights Section
- Tawanda Foster Artis, North Carolina General Assembly, Raleigh (Planner)
- Michelle FormyDuval Lynch, North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, Raleigh (Planner)
- Reginald D. "Reggie" O'Rourke, North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program, Raleigh (Planner)
North Carolina: 4.50 MCLE Hours
See pricing below. Discounts may be available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 919.677.0561 for details.