Juvenile Justice

Nearly 60,000 juveniles are incarcerated in prisons and jails on any given day within the United States. Join panelists as they unpack the intricacies of the juvenile justice system in Central Ohio.

9am – 10am

An Overview of the Juvenile Justice System & Data Trends

Hosted by: Subha Lembach – Director, Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative

Subha Lembach will utilize her decade plus experience as the JDAI Director to share how the system operates from a big picture, trends in the data, and opportunities for reentry supports.

10:30am – 11:30am

The Role of the Faith Based Community and Juvenile Reentry

Hosted by: Subha Lembach – Director, Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative; Kanika Glover, Coordinator, Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative

Franklin County Juvenile Court works closely with several faith based organizations through Project Faith. This panel will be a group of faith leaders whose organizations have worked as Project Faith partners and work closely with the Court to support youth and families in the community.

1pm – 2pm

New Americans and Navigating the Criminal Justice System

Hosted by: Dr. Hanad DualeFounder, JustDiidz

In this session, we will be exploring how Columbus’s rapidly growing immigrant communities (collectively known as New Americans) are adjusting to the challenges and opportunities of their new homes with a special focus on criminal justice engagement from the perspective of former juvenile inmates, community leaders and parents.

2pm – 3pm

Juvenile Reentry: A View From the Bench

Hosted by: Judge Monica Hawkins; Judge Beth Gill

Judges Beth Gill and Monica Hawkins will be sharing their perspectives on juvenile reentry from their time and experience in the juvenile justice system.

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