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Midwest Regional Youth Defense Summit 2022

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Midwest Regional Youth Defense Summit 2022

Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 8:30am to Friday, July 22, 2022 - 3:00pm

Raising Race & Uplifting Voice

Creighton University School of Law
2500 California St
Omaha NE, 68178

Click here to register.

 

For youth defenders and advocates practicing in:
Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

  • The morning session on Thursday, July 21 is open to all juvenile court stakeholders.
  • The afternoon session on Thursday, July 21 and the full day on Friday, July 22 is open only to youth defense attorneys and other youth defense professionals.
  • Lunch will be provided on Thursday, July 21 for those who register by Friday, July 15.

Thursday July 21, 2022 (8:45am-1:30pm). General audience, lunch included

  • Raising Race and the 4th Amendment: Amanda Powell, J.D., Gault Center Consultant
  • Sharing Power and Mobilizing Lived Experience in Juvenile Justice System Transformation: Kayla Powell, Youth Development Coordinator, Iowa Department of Human Rights & Adriana (Audi) Espinoza, Vice-Chair Iowa’s Youth Justice Council
  • Liberating the Voices of Students: Youth Leadership in the Removal of School Resource Officers:  Lyric Sellers & Endi Montalvo-Martinez, Youth Action Squad Members, Iowa Department of Human Rights

Thursday, July 21, 2022 (1:45pm-4:00pm). Defense-specific

  • Raising Race and the 4th Amendment forensic exercise: Amanda Powell, J.D., Gault Center Consultant
  • Competency Proceedings in Juvenile Court: Jennifer Houlden, Chief Deputy Public Defender, Lancaster County, Nebraska & Lauren Walag, Assistant Public Defender, Juvenile Division Supervisor, Douglas County Nebraska

Friday, July 22, 2022 (8:30am- 3:00pm). Defense-specific

  • Storytelling and Developing a Theory of Defense: Travis Stearns, JD-Washington Appellate Project
  • Expert Midwest Panel of Youth Defense Attorneys: Karri Russell-MI; Scott Main-IL, Diane Rodini-WI; Roberta Megel-IA, Amanda Speichert-NE
  • Brain Injury and Justice Involved Youth: Dennis Marks, Sarpy County Public Defender’s Office and Peggy Reischer, Nebraska Brain Injury Alliance
  • Raising Race and Challenging Transfer and Waiver Laws: Travis Stearns, JD-Washington Appellate Project

CLE approval pending