Juveniles are focus of CPLI summit

The Children’s Policy and Law Initiative of Indiana will be examining juvenile justice and school discipline at its annual public policy summit during the first week of October.

Under the theme, “Achieving a Fairer and More Just Legal System for Youth in Indiana,” the summit will feature two keynote addresses and two panel discussions. The event will run from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 6 at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Kim Tandy, juvenile justice and civil rights consultant, will speak about Indiana’s youths in adult court. This will be followed by a panel discussion, led by IU McKinney associate professor Lahny Silva, on juveniles who are tried as adults.

Also, Indianapolis City-County Councilor Blake Johnson will speak about school discipline. A panel discussion, moderated by Ranae Azziz, Virtuoso Education Consulting, will then look at positive disciplines principles.

The CPLI was created in 2013 to reform laws, policies and practices that contribute to the criminalization of children in Indiana. It belongs to the National Juvenile Justice Network.

CLE is pending for the event. For more information, click here.


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