Webinar: Youth with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System: Planning for Adulthood
We're partnering with the Support Center for Child Advocates to produce a webinar training series for child welfare and juvenile justice professionals! Youth with disabilities are significantly over-represented in both the child welfare system and the juvenile justice system, and planning for the transition from those systems to a successful adulthood presents unique challenges. Support Center for Child Advocates, Center for Excellence in Advocacy is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to offer continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors. Support Center for Child Advocates, Center for Excellence in Advocacy maintains responsibility for the program(s).
A growing body of evidence shows that youth with disabilities are disproportionately represented in the juvenile justice system. Learn how to advocate for these youth while they are in the system, and how to ensure they get the services they need after discharge.
- Participants will understand the special considerations for transition planning for youth with disabilities in the juvenile justice system
- Participants will learn how to ensure Medicaid continuity for youth with disabilities in the juvenile justice system
- Participants will understand the types of treatment and services available for youth in the juvenile justice system and how to advocate for them
- Participants will understand the need for effective post-dispositional representation of youth in the juvenile justice system
- Participants will learn strategies for using the transition planning framework in the child welfare system for youth in the juvenile justice system
- Kacey Mordecai, Staff Attorney, Juvenile Law Center
- Jeff Skakalski, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Pennsylvania
- Janice Meinert, MSW, Paralegal, PA Health Law Project