WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28TH
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 Duale – Founder, 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.