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Virtual Convening: Family First Approach to Juvenile Justice – Better Outcomes for Kids and Communities

Thursday, November 10th, 2022-12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Research and Pennsylvania’s data show that most children in the justice system are not on a path to adult crime. In fact, the majority of youth in the system in Pennsylvania have little or no prior history of delinquency, have not committed a felony or a personal offense, and do not score as high risk to reoffend. Unfortunately, current juvenile justice practices routinely undercut the stability of families, communities, and the economy by removing kids from their homes, disrupting their education, and spending significant taxpayer money on interventions that aren’t effective and can lead to worse public safety outcomes for communities.

The Center for Public Justice (CPJ) is a national non-partisan, Christian public policy and civic engagement organization. Our mission is to equip citizens, develop leaders, and shape policy in pursuit of our purpose to serve God, advance justice, and transform public life.

CPJ works on a variety of public policy issues, including criminal and juvenile justice reform. CPJ believes that faith-based organizations and houses of worship are critical to this work, and CPJ is invested in inspiring and equipping such institutions to be a part of transforming juvenile probation in their own communities.

We invite you to watch the recording of our webinar, “Family First Approach to Juvenile Justice – Better Outcomes for Kids and Communities.”

You will hear from the executive director of Amachi Pittsburgh, Anna Hollis, Kentucky State Sen. Whitney Westerfield, and the CEO of the Center of Public Justice, Stephanie Summers.

With the rise in youth crime and violence throughout the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, which in many ways has exacerbated economic disparities for our most vulnerable youth, this is a critical time for faith-based leaders to learn about the issues and get involved. It is time for people of faith to stand up for Pennsylvania’s children.

Task Force Executive Summary

Juvenile Justice Term Definitions


Thursday, November 10th, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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