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Philadelphia Bar Association

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Date:
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Time:
12:00 PM

Location:
Philadelphia Bar Association
11th Fl. Conference Center
1101 Market St., Aramark Bldg.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

1.5 SUB

Registration Info:
Lunch and registration:
11:30 AM

Program:
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLE PROGRAM

Panelists:
Moderator:

Robert L. Listenbee, Esq.
Stoneleigh Foundation Visiting Fellow

Panelists:

Natasha Felder, Esq.
Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow
Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project

Ruth L. Johnson, MSW
Social Work Supervisor
Department of Human Services, City of Philadelphia

Benjamin Lerner, Esq.
Deputy Managing Director for Criminal Justice
City of Philadelphia

Michelle Mason, Esq.
Chief, Juvenile Special Defense Division
Defender Association of Philadelphia

TODAY: Addressing the Unique Challenges Facing Girls in the Adult Criminal

CLE - Girls in the Adult Criminal Justice System

Co-Hosted by the Legal Rights of Children Committee and the Criminal Justice Section

Girls are a growing population in the adult court system and their cases often are accompanied with unique advocacy challenges. This CLE program will examine the process for charging and prosecuting youth in the adult criminal justice system in Philadelphia (Direct File), with a special focus on the needs presented by girls charged as adults.

This panel of experience criminal trial attorneys will explore corresponding advocacy efforts on behalf of young women in the justice system, including the development of a resource toolkit for attorneys. Special attention will be paid to the importance of reentry planning for female youth clients, and the importance of addressing underlying trauma in rendering effective legal representation.

Join your colleagues in the Legal Rights of Children Committee for practical guidance regarding handling cases involving girls in the adult criminal justice system.

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