17 2023

What Has Happened to Our Most At-Risk Kids???

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

AJCC 3801 E. Willow St.
Long Beach, CA 90815

Contact Sherri Sobel

Please join NCJW as we present the latest changes in our treatment of dependent and delinquent children. These changes in Child Welfare as a whole make community involvement part of the solution. We will certainly hear how we can each make a difference in the lives of these kids!

Come to find out what’s going on and what you can do to help!

Hear about:

--Dependency versus delinquency and how they are now handled in our Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice systems
--Changes in today’s philosophy of Juvenile Justice
--What’s really happening in LA County’s Transition Age Youth (TAY) Court to 18- to 21-year-olds
--What you can do to change someone’s life: hear about two successful programs, Simply Friends and the BEST initiative

We have four amazing speakers lined up!

Jennifer Lorson is a CARE Attorney for the Children’s Law Center of California, the largest nonprofit law firm in the nation. Currently she is overseeing a CARE grant providing funding for specialized advocacy teams dedicated to youth facing both dependency and delinquency issues.

Mark C. Wynn is a resource attorney in the Los Angeles County Public Defender office helping youth with educational rights advocacy, developmental rights advocacy, and school discipline matters.

Judge Terry T. Truong is currently assigned to the Superior Court of California's TAY (Transition Age Youth, 18 to 21) Court hearing cross-over juvenile dependency and juvenile justice cases.

Paul Freese has worked as a public interest attorney for more than 25 years developing programs to prevent and end homelessness and to protect and engage our most isolated and vulnerable youth – those experiencing homelessness, immigration distress, foster care, and the justice system.

Our member, Retired Referee Sherri Sobel, is chairing this free event, and will be happy to answer any questions. Contact her via advocacy@ncjwlongbeach.org.

RSVP at bit.ly/at-risk-kids.

Sponsor: NCJW - Greater Long Beach & West Orange County