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Working with Justice-Involved LGBTQ+ People Training (12 CEs)
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Working with Justice-Involved LGBTQ+ People Training (12 CEs)

LGBTQ+ people have a different experience in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Gather with other professionals to discuss the implications of this issue at this two-day event.

3/14/2019 to 3/15/2019
When: March 14 & 15, 2019
9am- 4pm both days
Where: Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency
1679 Broadway St
Ann Arbor, Michigan  48105
United States
Contact: Tara McManus

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Join us for a two-day, in-depth training for practitioners who want to learn how to work more effectively with LGBTQ+ people who have been affected by the juvenile and/or criminal justice systems.


We will explore barriers and challenges, clinical implications, and hear directly from impacted people. Attendees will also be provided with an opportunity to learn from and problem-solve with local experts on this issue.


Learning objectives: 

  1. Learn how to work effectively with at-risk LGBTQ+ Youth and their Families.
  2. Get an in-depth understanding of clinical issues affecting justice-impacted LGBTQ+ People.
  3. Get an in-depth understanding of legal issues affecting LGBTQ+ People and clinical implications.

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Student admission $150; NASW member admission $200; Future member admission $250


12 CEs will be awarded to licensed attendees.



Presenter Information


Amorie Robinson, Ph.D, L.P.

Wayne County Third Circuit Court-Family Division (Juvenile) Clinic for Child Study

Dr. Amorie Robinson is a licensed clinical psychologist, educator, and community organizer in Detroit. She conducts psychotherapy with adjudicated youth and their families at the Third Circuit Court Family Division's Clinic for Child Study, she is a co-founder of the Ruth Ellis Center for homeless LGBTQ youth, she is a member of the Association for Women in Psychology, and she currently serves on the national board of the Association of Black Psychologists. 


Mary Heinen, LLMSW

Co-Founder, Program Coordinator of the Prison Creative Arts Project

Mary Heinen is a licensed social worker, human rights worker, grassroots organizer, award-winning writer, and public speaker. Her career in Human Services Spans over 40 years. She is the project coordinator and senior student services administrator for the University of Michigan's Prison Creative Arts Project. She was incarcerate in the Michigan Department of Corrections for over two decades. She is a decarceration advocate providing incarcerated parents, child welfare, and drug counseling


Tara McManus

Program Associate, Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency

Tara has worked as a paralegal for incarcerated people in New York, and has facilitated creative writing workshops in juvenile and adult correctional facilities. She has been involved in criminal justice reform work for the past 6 years. She has done direct service, paralegal work, advocacy, and trainings for justice-involved juveniles and adults in Michigan and New York.


Jay Kaplan, J.D.

LGBT Legal Project Staff Attorney, ACLU of Michigan

Jay has been the staff attorney for the ACLU of Michigan’s LGBT Project since its founding in 2001. He has worked on cases including challenging undercover sting operations targeting gay men, fighting Michigan’s constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying, defending the validity of second parent adoptions granted in Michigan, and recently advocating for a transgender high school student to be able to run for prom court.


Mary King

Executive Director, Michigan's Council on Crime and Delinquency

Mary King has been an advocate for criminal justice reform in Michigan since the 1980s. In 1988 she created the Women’s Program at Option’s Center, for women with a felony conviction, and went on to become the first Coordinator for the Children’s Visitation Program, which brought children from all over Michigan for structured visits with their incarcerated mothers. In 2006, Mary began working as Community Coordinator for the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative (MPRI) in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties, where for eight years she engaged key stakeholders in a unified effort to provide evidence-based services for returning citizens.

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