Programme - 1st Meeting NACJJ

First Meeting of the APCJJ

Programme

Wednesday, December 17th

Open briefing on North American Council on Juvenile Justice

  • Diane Geraghty, Director, Civitas Law Center, Loyola University Chicago
  • Cristina Goñi IJJO Secretary General
  • Cedric Foussard, IJJO Director International Affairs, ‘The International Juvenile Justice Observatory & Regional Councils’
  • Wansley Walters, immediate past Secretary, Dept. of Juvenile Justice, state of Florida
  • Adam Backwell, Secretary for Multidimensional Security, OAS
  • Marisol Blanchard, Human Rights Specialist, Coordinator, Rapporteurship on the Rights of the Child, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
  • Andra Nicolescu, Center for Human Rights, American University
  • Questions
  • In attendance - Robert Listenbee, Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Justice Dept., United States

Thursday, December 18th

Welcome and Introduction

  • Betsy Clarke, Juvenile Justice Initiative
  • Cristina Goñi, Secretary General, IJJO

Overview of IJJO work and Regional Councils

  • Cedric Foussard, Director of International Affairs, IJJO

International and Regional Overview

  • Adam Backwell, Secretary for Multidimensional Security, OAS
  • Marisol Blanchard, Human Rights Specialist, Coordinator, Rapporteurship on the Rights of the Child, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
  • Andra Nicolescu, Center for Human Rights, American University

Overview of Juvenile Justice System in Canada

  • Dale Elliott, Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau
  • Joel Kealey, Youth Justice & Strategic Initiatives Section, Justice Canada

Overview of Juvenile Justice System in Mexico

  • Martha Frias, Law Department, Universidad de Sonora
  • Ana Aguilar Garcia, Instituto de Justicia Procesal Penal, A.C.
  • Monica Daniela Ramirez Garcia, Red por los Derechos de la Infancia en México (REDIM)- Chidren’s Rights Network in Mexico
  • Benito Elias, Deputy-Director of Law, Mexican Institute of Youth
  • Ruben Vasconcelos, Mexican Federal Ministry of Justice
  • Enrique Betancourt, Former Executive Director National Center for Crime Prevention and Citizen Participation

Overview of Juvenile Justice System in the United States

  • Robert Listenbee, Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Justice Dept., United States

Consultation on Common Priorities and Potential Shared Projects

Friday, December 19th

Initiatives and international programmes

  • Raye Barbieri, Center for Court Innovation
  • Betsy Walters, Legal Aid Foundation

Review Discussion from Previous Day

Compose Joint Projects for NACJJ