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Friday, November 2 • 8:30am - 10:00am
The Power of Partnership: Juvenile Defenders and Civil Legal Aid Attorneys Collaborating to Build Pathways for Youth Success

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The consequences of juvenile court involvement are often numerous and far-reaching and can prevent young people from fulfilling their educational, social, and professional potential. Youth left to overcome these obstacles on their own face significant barriers. Partnerships between civil legal aid attorneys and juvenile defenders offer opportunities to pool expertise, minimize the damage of juvenile court involvement, and promote youth success. Participants will learn to identify and mitigate collateral consequences to ensure juvenile court-involved youth maintain a trajectory to success: get back into school with as little disruption as possible, obtain and maintain stable housing, get into college, and obtain and maintain employment. We will also explore the ways in which these valuable partnerships can fill the gap to ensure young people have access to high-quality legal representation as they transition to adulthood and work to overcome the collateral consequences of juvenile court involvement.

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Serena Holthe

Senior Staff Attorney & Pro Bono Counsel, National Juvenile Defender Center
Serena Holthe currently serves as project manager of the National Juvenile Defender Center's Civil Legal Initiative, where she leads a group of fellows throughout the country who assist young people in overcoming the legal barriers to their employment, education, and housing created... Read More →

Friday November 2, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Woodway III

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