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Webinar: Supporting Positive Outcomes for Youth Involved with the Law
March 23, 2017 | 11:00am-12:00pm EST
How can we support positive outcomes for youth involved with the law? What is the impact of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) on particular groups of young people facing barriers?
The YCJA has successfully changed the youth justice system by moving it away from punitive toward more rehabilitative approaches to youth justice, and by reducing the incarcerated rate of youth in general. However, not all youth are benefiting from the changes. The incarcerated rate of Indigenous youth has not decreased and there have been unintended adverse impacts on youth from racialized groups.
This webinar features Dr. Siu-Ming Kwok speaking on youth criminal justice in conversation with youth advocates, Rebecca Weatherstone and Heidi HeavyShield, who have experience working within the corrections system. Our webinar presenters will share a case scenario of a youth navigating the criminal justice system that we will discuss from the perspective of research and practice.