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1st Annual JDAI RED Conference 2020: Webinar Session 2 - Alternatives to Detention (ATD): Why culture matters, targeting intervention for specific populations and building a continuum

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1st Annual JDAI RED Conference 2020: Webinar Session 2 - Alternatives to Detention (ATD): Why culture matters, targeting intervention for specific populations and building a continuum

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) is a sub-committee of JDAI and a working group of OYS. 

The Douglas County Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) Sub-Committee of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) and Operation Youth Success (OYS), in partnership with the Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association (NJJA) presents it’s first Racial and Ethnic Disparities Virtual Conference

Session 2: Alternatives to Detention (ATD): Why culture matters, targeting intervention for specific populations and building a continuum

Approved for: 1.0 hour of Judicial Branch Education CEUs for Nebraska judges, court, and probation staff; 1.0 hour Nebraska Criminogenic CEUs

May be eligible for 1.0 hours of CEUs for LMHPs.

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The Alternatives to Detention Webinar is part of a larger series of events under the Racial/Ethnic Disparities Sub-committee of Douglas County, Nebraska. This event will be put on by the Alternatives to Detention sub-committee in collaboration with our RED team. In this webinar, the audience will be educated on the journey of Tacoma Washington as they worked to change the culture of their jurisdiction to allow for reform. We will also learn about the Pathways to Success program created specifically for African American youth. This program serves youth who are considered a high risk to reoffend.  They will share data from this alternative to detention that is aimed at reducing RED and is showing positive outcomes. The webinar will assist the audience in understanding how changing the culture of jurisdictions to allow for reform as well as understanding how to use data to create strategies. Presenters will also share the robust ATD continuum being used in Tacoma to assist officers in understanding what alternatives are available. 

This conference is FREE to all individuals who work with young people and families in the Juvenile Justice System. Please download the NJJA Mobile App to register for this free virtual conference. If you have any questions about registration or the NJJA App - email ChristyBeckman@outlook.com



Cody W. Jewell HE/HIM/HIS-Is a Project Coordinator for Pierce County Juvenile Court in Tacoma Washington. Cody received his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and History from Washington State University in 2008 and has been working with incarcerated youth since 2009.  He started at a state facility in Washington, working with youth who had been removed from their communities for placement.  He transitioned to Pierce County Juvenile Court in 2014 and began working as a probation counselor.  For the past three years he has been the local JDAI site coordinator and has been focused on implementing Deep End and Probation Transformation reforms.  Building up community program opportunities and working to reduce the number of youths who receive an out of home placement, with a goal of keeping all youth close to home for their programming needs.  Cody has also been a member of the PCJC equity team for three years and works on the learning opportunities subgroup.


Carrie Ojeda Is a Juvenile Probation Counselor for Pierce County Juvenile Court in Tacoma, Washington. Carrie supervises up to 10 African American youth who are a part of the Pathways to Success program. She received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor is Psychology and Sociology at Eastern Washington University in 2013. She started her journey working with youth in 2014 when she worked at Child Study and Treatment Center as a Psychiatric Counselor, working with youth who were involuntarily placed. Carrie then moved on to work for the court in 2017 as a Probation Counselor. She has been working specifically with African American youth since February 2019. She also is an active member in the PCJC equity team and works on the learning opportunities subgroup to help provide education and training to the organization. 

Register Now! Click Here to Download the NJJA Mobile app and register for Session 2 of the RED Conference.

If you already have the NJJA app, you can skip the download step. Just Select the RED Conference 2020 and add the August 26th Session to your agenda by clicking on the "+" symbol next to the session.

Thank you for joining session 1 of the Alternatives to Detention (ATD) series. We hope the first session provided insight into why we seek alternatives for young people and how data utilization can assist in creating innovative strategies to reduce racial and ethnic disparities.

Session 2 will explore how Tacoma, WA created race-specific ATD continuum and how it impacted the jurisdictional culture on Juvenile Justice reform.

Please join us for session three September 23rd, when we discuss how Calcasieu Parish, LA developed a one-stop shop called the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC).

Also, if you were unable to attend session 1 of the Alternatives to Detention (ATD) series, please click here to watch, or watch again! Be sure to click the Session 1 tab to get the recording and slides link.