4th Annual MCA/MACPO
Juvenile Justice Conference
“Thinking Outside the Box”
Innovative ways to work with
Justice Involved Juveniles
April 20, 2023
Maplewood YMCA Community Center
Here’s a preview of some of the sessions:
Washington County Juvenile Probation Intake Process
In 2019 the Juvenile Unit in Washington County completed a system review with the Robert R. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice which led to the development of a dedicated Juvenile Intake Unit.
This presentation reviews the how and the why they “do business” in the intake unit. The presentation covers the process overall starting from the detention hearings or new petitions to disposition, assessments pre-disposition, specialization in EJJ and Certification studies and a snapshot of their supervision. This presentation will also briefly identify the positive outcomes that this change has led to.
“Healing: Intervention by Another Name”
A Community-centered healing-based approach to Violence Prevention, Intervention, & Healing group/gun violence in Ramsey County. Centered in the narratives and lived experiences of those most impacted by group/gun violence, The Healing Streets Project began its efforts to reduce group/gun violence in Ramsey County through 4 key direct service areas of Community Based Violence Prevention and Intervention, School Based intervention and Impacted Peer Advocacy, Hospital-based Violence Prevention, and Healing/Grief Services for Survivors of group/gun violence.
Olmsted County Family Violence Response Team
Over the past several years, Olmsted County probation noticed an upward trend with juvenile arrests and incarceration for domestic assault. Most of these incidents were parent/child conflict, some being sibling conflict. It was important to redefine these incidents as family violence and not the traditional domestic assault/intimate partner violence. To address this issue, a group was assembled to discuss an alternative system response that did not include the juvenile being immediately incarcerated and charged with a crime.
The object of the Family Violence Response Team was to provide an immediate contact from the system and offer or enhance wrap around services to prevent further harm. The intervention would include a multi-system approach, efforts to de-criminalize the youth and also reduce iatrogenic harm to the youth.
$45 for MCA & MACPO Members
$65 for Non Members (includes a 1-year complimentary MCA membership)
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Contact MCA Office (Debbie Beltz) with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comfort Inn & Suites ($90 + tax and fees).
3505 Vadnais Center Drive, Vadnais Heights, MN
Hotel block available until April 6th ~ https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/RW14R5
Exhibitor Opportunities are Available
$200 for exhibit space with 2 attendees
Lunch is included
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