Youth BEYOND Bars Capitol Forum

 Michigan Family
Impact Seminars
Youth BEYOND Bars
Capitol Forum
April 7, 2015
Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol
111 Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933
8:30am – 9:00am
9:00am – 9:15am Welcome and Opening Remarks
• Justice Mary Beth Kelly, Michigan Supreme Court, Chair of the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice
• Dennis Schrantz, Executive Director, Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency
9:15 am – 10:30am Plenary Panel—Q & A with Formerly Incarcerated Michigan Youth
TJ Parsell, Human Rights Activist, Writer, Filmmaker
Jamie Rykse, GED & Literacy Program Coordinator, Heartside Ministry
Aaron Kinzel, Educator, Consultant and PhD Candidate in Education, University of Michigan-Dearborn
10:45am – 12:00pm Plenary Panel – A National Movement to Treat Kids as Kids: Lessons Learned from Other States
Abby Anderson, Executive Director, Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance
Carmen Daugherty, Policy Director, Campaign for Youth Justice, Washington, DC
Jeff Bradley, Former Illinois State’s Attorney and Juvenile Justice Project Manager and Government Affairs
Liaison, Illinois Collaboration on Youth
12pm: Buffet Lunch (attendees are encouraged to lunch and learn during the Family Impact Seminar)
12:30pm – 1:50pm: Michigan Family Impact Seminar: The Intersection of the Developing Teen Brain & Emerging
Justice Policies
• Rep. Harvey Santana (D-Detroit), Minority Chair, House Appropriations Committee
• Dr. Cheryl Sisk, PhD, University Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience Program,
Michigan State University
• Dr. Lori Hoisington, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies, Michigan
State University
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Putting Research into Practice: Break-Out Sessions
Session 1: The Importance of Family Engagement in Michigan’s Justice System
Session 2: Creating a Developmentally Appropriate Courtroom
Session 3: Supporting the Well-Being and Education of Older Youth
3:45pm – 4:00pm
Closing Remarks *Note that the agenda is subject to change.