Team Justice Virtual Community Summit

Developing Recommendations to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparity

The Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board, also known as Team Justice, reviews availability of treatment programs, mental health treatment, alternatives for juvenile offenders, risk assessment tools, and provides reports to KDOC and  the Juvenile Justice Oversight committee annually (by October 1) on the costs of programs needed to reduce out of home placement and  improve the rate of recidivism.

Community participants will receive education on efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparity, input from community listening sessions and model programs to deter youth from involvement in the juvenile justice system.  Opportunities will include participant input to develop recommendations for any identified service gaps and a community strategic plan for moving efforts forward.

The summit, scheduled for January 23, 2021, will include presentations from the W. Haywood Burns Institute (BI), WSU, and two nationwide programing experts. The afternoon will be dedicated to breakout sessions where community members will have the opportunity for discussion and development of recommendations.

If you have any questions please feel free to email tjvirtualcommunitysummit@sedgwick.gov. Please note the summit will be capped at 250 attendees. If for any reason you decide you cannot attend the summit please send an email requesting to have your registration withdrawn so that others can have the opportunity to join the summit.