Friday, October 25 – Summit 2019


Philip Inglima
Chair, Board of Directors | National Juvenile Defender Center

Anquan Boldin
Co-Founder | Players Coalition

Mary Ann Scali 
Executive Director | National Juvenile Defender Center

Carlos Martinez
The Public Defender | Miami-Dade Public Defender Office


Cut & Paste: Challenging the Boilerplate Approach to Police Reporting
Ji Seon Song

Developmentally Appropriate Interviewing & Counseling
Katherine de Zengotita, Antoinette Kavanaugh, Nikki Woods

Establishing a Right to Post-Disposition Counsel
Brooke Burns, Whitney Louchheim, Penelope Spain

Holistic Advocacy: Ethically Integrating Juvenile Defense & Social Work Practices
Patrick Keenan-Devlin, Ashley Ratliff, Maren Willins

Litigating Racial & Ethnic Disparities: Adding to Your Defender Toolbox
Aneesa Khan, Olajumoke Obayanju, Rebba Omer

Narrative Theory for Defending Youth
Randy Hertz

The Price is Wrong: Protecting Youth Clients from the Financial Harms of the “Justice” System
Joshua Branch, Tim Curry, Devan Shea

Stopping School Lock-Out: Tactics for Successful Education Reentry
Raúl Arroyo-Mendoza, Kate Burdick, Marlies Spanjaard

Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth in Delinquency Court
Cecilia Candia, Monica Diaz, Erin Maxwell

Understanding, Using, & Challenging Evaluations in Sex Cases
Sara Boyd, Angela Chang, Alison Hatheway


Racial Justice for Youth: A Toolkit for Defenders
Kristin Henning | Georgetown Law

Advancing Racial Justice: The Role of the Juvenile Defender
Theo Langason
Teaching Artist & Performer | Penumbra Theatre


Central Region
Amanda Bear & Chris Kleiser, Co-Directors | Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee

Mid-Atlantic Region
Kristin Henning & Debbie St. Jean, Co-Directors | District of Columbia, Maryland, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, West Virginia

Midwest Region
Betsy Clarke & Diane Rondini, Co-Directors | Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

New England Region
Pamela Jones & Wendy Wolf, Co-Directors | Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Northeast Region
Kristina Kersey & Lisa Minutola , Co-Directors | Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

Pacific Region
Patti Lee, Director | California

Southern Region 
Richard Pittman & Randee Waldman, Co-Directors | Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina

Southwest Region
Cindy Aragon, Chris Phillis, & Pam Vickrey, Co-Directors | Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah

Western Region
Susan Roske, Director | Alaska, American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming


All About the Money: Making the State Work for Restitution
Katrina Goodjoint, Ahmed Laalais, Ashley Ratliff

Building a Community-Driven Youth Decarceration Movement 
Meredith Desautels, Krea Gomez, Patti Lee, Jocelyn Mati

Common Ethical Issues in Defending Youth
Randy Hertz

Communication Disorders & Youth System Involvement
Eduardo Ferrer, Shameka Stanford

Creative Motions Practice in Juvenile Court 
Elizabeth Lancaster, Brad Lindsay, Julie McConnell

Forgotten Youth: Strategies for Effective Advocacy in Rural Areas
Margaret Huscher, Barrie Newberger King, Timothy McArthur

It’s All Speech: Youth & the First Amendment 
Marshall Pahl, Rebecca Turner

Protecting Civil Rights Claims & Advocating for Juvenile System Reform
Alphonse Gerhardstein

Trafficked Youth: Practical Tactics for Defenders
Sariah Donnahoo, David Johnson, Trent Wetta

Using Adolescent Development in Creative Approaches to Defense
Cathryn Crawford, Sam Goldberg, Amanda Powell