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(12 CEs) Working with Transgender Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
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(12 CEs) Working with Transgender Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

This two day training will provide attendees with an overview of the juvenile justice system and the barriers and challenges that transgender/gender non-conforming justice-involved youth face. Presenters will provide information and best practices for creating a safer and more supportive environment for these youth and address their unique needs.

 Export to Your Calendar 10/13/2017 to 10/14/2017
When: Friday, October 13 - Saturday, October 14, 2017
From 9am-4pm
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Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency - St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
1679 Broadway St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan  48105
United States
Contact: Tricia McCarthy
517-487-1548 x16


Online registration is available until: 10/9/2017
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"Gay, transgender, and gender nonconforming youth are significantly over-represented in the juvenile justice system—approximately 300,000 gay and transgender youth are arrested and/or detained each year, of which more than 60 percent are black or Latino. Though gay and transgender youth represent just 5 percent to 7 percent of the nation’s overall youth population, they compose 13 percent to 15 percent of those currently in the juvenile justice system.

 

Despite the disproportionately high rates of gay and transgender youth entering the juvenile justice system, our nation’s schools, law enforcement officers, district attorneys, judges, and juvenile defenders are not equipped to manage the unique experiences and challenges that these young people face. As a consequence, the system often does more harm by unfairly criminalizing these youth—imposing harsh school sanctions, labeling them as sex offenders, or detaining them for minor offenses—in addition to subjecting them to discriminatory and harmful treatment that deprives them of their basic civil rights. (Center for American Progress)"

 

This two day training will provide attendees with an overview of the juvenile justice system and the barriers and challenges that transgender/gender non-conforming justice-involved youth face. Presenters will provide information and best practices for creating a safer and more supportive environment for these youth and address their unique needs. The training will:

• Provide an overview of the juvenile justice system
• Explain the opportunities, barriers and challenges that justice-involved transgender youth face
• Outline the unique needs of transgender youth
• Identify ways to create safer and more supportive environments for transgender youth within the juvenile justice system

 

Lunch will be provided and 12 CEs will be available for licensed social workers.

 

Registration Pricing:

NASW Members: $325.00

Nonmember: $390.00

NASW Student, Retired, Gold, Unemployed, and Transitional Members: $165.00

Nonmember Student: $325.00

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy: All cancellations must be received in writing by or before October 5, 2017. There is a $25.00 processing fee on all refunds.


Working with Transgender Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: Training for Social Workers, Advocates and Juvenile Justice Professionals is a partner training between the National Association of Social Workers - Michigan (NASW) and the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency (MCCD).

Objectives:

1. Increased awareness of gender identity as it relates to the juvenile justice system
2. Increased awareness of how laws and policies impact transgender and gender nonconforming youth
3. Increased ability to advocate for transgender youth in the juvenile justice system


Confirmed presenters:
Jay Kaplan, Attorney, ACLU of Michigan

Mary King, Executive Director,  Michigan Coalition on Crime and Delinquency
Deirdre Laney-King, LMSW
Nic Piechotte, LMSW

Dr. Amorie Robinson
Laura Sanders, LMSW
Maxine Thome, PhD, LMSW, ACSW, MPH, Executive Director, NASW-Michigan


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