Friday, October 26 – Summit 2018


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

Honorable Melvin Carter 
Mayor | Saint Paul, Minnesota

Mary Ann Scali 
Executive Director | National Juvenile Defender Center

Raj Jayadev
Co-Founder | Silicon Valley De-Bug

Jarrett Adams
Member-at-large, NJDC Board of Directors

Aazia-Marie Ross 
Artist, Poet, & Youth Justice Advocate



A Common Voice: Partnering with Youth, Families & Communities
Charisse Domingo, Raj Jayadev, Sajid Khan, Chris Kleiser

Big Brother’s Watching: Challenging Electronic Surveillance & Searches of Youth on Probation
Tony Cheng, Oscar Lopez, Kate Weisburd

Challenging the Admissibility of Statements & the Interrogation of Children
Samantha Buckingham, Jessica Feierman, Marsha Levick

Improving Community-Based Responses: Understanding the Nexus Between Girls, Family Violence, & the Justice System
Lisa Jacobs

Innovative Rural & Tribal Collaborations
Cynthia Aragon, Kathryn Barry, Amanda Butler

Isn’t It Appealing? Using Adolescent Development and Preserving the Record
Amanda Powell, Ron Roesch, Leslie Rosenberg

Policing Without Standards: Strategies Promoting Constitutional Treatment of Youth by Law Enforcement
Kristin Henning, Laura Nirider, Lisa Thurau

Procedural (In)Justice: Using Facility Reentry Planning to Promote Better Outcomes
Joyce Burrell, Kim Godfrey

State Constitutions: Going Beyond the Federal Floor
Randy Hertz

Watch Your Language: The Power of Words & Race
Lauren Dollar, Aneesa Khan, Ji Seon Song



Race, Rights, & Reform: 50 Years of Child Advocacy in the Juvenile System
Laura Cohen, Kristin Henning, Ellen Marrus



Don’t Get It Twisted: Trauma-Informed Advocacy is Different from Trauma-Informed Courts

Tim Curry, Moderator | Legal Director, NJDC
Carly Baetz | Asst. Professor, New York Univ. School of Medicine
Eduardo Ferrer | Policy Director, Georgetown Juv. Justice Initiative
Isaiah Pickens | Asst. Director, Service Systems Program, UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress



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

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

Midwest Region
Betsy Clarke & Diane Rondini, Co-Directors | Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Wisconsin

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

Northeast Region
Lisa Minutola & Tiffany Sizemore, Co-Directors | Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

Pacific Region
Patti Lee, Director | California

Southern Region 
Whitney Untiedt & Randee Waldman, Co-Directors | Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, N. Carolina, S. Carolina

Southwest Region
Ellen Marrus & Chris Phillis, Co-Directors | Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah

Western Region
Clarence HendersonJr. & Susan Roske, Co-Directors | Alaska, American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming



Art for Advocacy
Andrea Dennis, Harry Grammer, Michal Gross, Richard Ross

Defending Against Fines, Fees, & Restitution
Jill Johnson, Katherine Soto, Lisa Swaminathan

Dissecting Probation Orders: Ways Front-Line Defenders Can Advocate for Successful Outcomes
Tim Curry, Gwyneth Rost

Electronic Evidence: A New Spin on Old Rules
Randy Hertz

Handle with Care: Defender Strategies for Using Trauma
Carly Baetz, Eduardo Ferrer

“Here Comes That Kid”: Defending the “Notorious” Client
Christina Gilbert, Whitney Untiedt

Puttin’ on the Writs: Appealing When You Don’t Have a Right to Appeal
Amanda Powell, Ariel Test

Redefining “Juvenile”
Betsy Clarke, Jeree Thomas, Kim Thomas

Tearing Down Obstacles: Reentry Civil Legal Service Partnerships
Julia Alanen, Greg Bingham, Sabrina Forte, Carrie Gilbert