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Juvenile Justice Beyond the Bench Conference 2013: Promising Practices, Promising Futures

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara

Friday, October 18, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

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Event Details

The 2013 Santa Clara County Juvenile Justice Beyond the Bench Conference is pleased to present an incredible panel of speakers to discuss and educate participants on a variety of topics.  The conference details are being finalized so please check back later for any updates.

The conference offers attendance certificates and MCLE to its attendees. 

For probation sworn staff, STC credit is available through the Santa Clara County Probation Department's Work Related Education, Training and Professsional Development (WRE) Application.  See the Department's Database under Word Documents at your office.

(Tentative Agenda; Subject to Change)

Juvenile Justice Award Presentations

2012 Juvenile Justice Award for Exemplary Contributions to Family and Youth, Recipient: Chief Sheila E. Mitchell, Santa Clara County Probation Department

2012 Unsung Hero Award, Recipient: Dana Bunnett, Kids in Common

Morning Plenary:  Healing, Strength and Hope for Survivors of Sexual Exploitation, Carissa Phelps

Carissa Phelps embodies the at-risk girl who beat the odds to create an empowered life. In her memoir, Runaway Girl: Escaping Life on the Streets, One Helping Hand at a Time, Carissa shares how the unexpected kindness of a math teacher and a counselor transformed her life and helped her become a mentor and advocate. Carissa earned both a Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law, and an MBA from UCLA Anderson. She now runs her own company, Runaway Girl, which offers trainings to improve protocols and responses to child sex trafficking within communities, while offering employment and career development opportunities to runaways, former runaways, and survivors of trafficking. Huffington Post wrote, "the child victim grew up to be a strong, successful woman, driven by her desire to pay it forward by helping kids in need."

Join us during an emotional and courageous journey as nationally recognized author and expert, Carissa Phelps, shares her inspirational story about how she overcame insurmountable odds and escaped being sexually trafficked by a brutal pimp to become an attorney and advocate for youth.  Get both personal view and practical advice on how to work with sexually exploited children in the Bay Area.

Conference Keynote:  The Ripple Effect: An Integrative Framework for Enhancing Trauma-Informed Practice, Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Ph.D.

Dr. Ghosh Ippen is Associate Research Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at the University of California, San Francisco and the Early Trauma Treatment Network, a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). She has worked on seven longitudinal studies and has conducted treatment outcome research on the effectiveness of psychosocial intervention programs with Spanish-speaking children and parents. She is co-author of Losing a Parent to Death: Guidelines for the Treatment of Traumatic Bereavement in Infancy and Early Childhood (2003), director of the NCTSN Measure Review Database, and producer and director of Vale la Pena Recordar, a Spanish language video on childhood traumatic grief.

This general session presents an integrative framework for understanding and communicating across systems about how trauma can affect a child, a family, and a system. The framework was developed by Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Christopher Layne, and Bob Pynoos of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and is adapted from core trauma concepts identified and ratified by the NCTSN Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma Task Force.

Breakout Sessions

I.  Law Updates, Judge Kurt Kumli and Deputy District Attorney LaRon Hogg Haught

Honorable Kurt Kumli is a Superior Court Judge in the Santa Clara County, and the judicial representative on the California State Commission on Juvenile Justice.  He is a nationally recognized expert in juvenile law and policy, serving on the faculty for the University of Santa Clara Law School, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER), and the California Judges Association.  He is a member of the California Judicial Council's Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee, the Task Force on Criminal Justice Collaboration on Mental Health Issues and the Juvenile Justice Court Assessment Advisory Group.

Judge Kumli and Ms. Hogg Haught will discuss recent changes in delinquency law impacting police, probation and courtroom practice.  Materials will include a list of new laws and published opinions affecting juvenile justice in 2013.


II.  Promising Practices, Local Expert Panelists

Moderator:  Laura Garnette, Deputy Chief Probation Officer of the Santa Clara County Probation Department

  • Evidence-Based Practices
  • Dually Involved Youth Initiative
  • Equity Project

Evidence-Based Practices (EBP)The Santa Clara County Probation Department is focused on a multi-year, full organizational change that has EBP at the center of all levels of service delivery to clients and families.  Two probation officers assigned to work specifically in this area will describe the successes and challenges faced.

Rashad Jones and Jesus Sanchez, Deputy Probation Officers, Santa Clara County Probation Department

Dually Involved Youth Initiative:  A project, over a year into implementation, was supported by the federal office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and coordinated and managed by the Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps.  The Courts, the Department of Family and Children's Services and the Probation Department have teamed up with a wide range of stakeholders to create true systemic changes that will improve outcomes for youth who have experienced maltreatment and are engaging in criminal activity.

Neha Desai, Esq., DIY Project Manager; Giap Le, Supervising Probation Officer, Santa Clara County Probation Department; and Rose Litvin, Dual Status Coordinator, Santa Clara County, Department of Family & Children's Services

Equity Project: A collaborative initiative between Legal Services for Children, the National Juvenile Defender Center, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights aimed at ensuring that LGBT youth who are in the juvenile justice system are treated with dignity, respect and fairness.  Santa Clara County is one of two jurisdictions in the country who has entered into a three-year partnership to support to build local capacity to sustain professional competency in working with LGBT youth and their families.  The presenters will speak specifically to the training that has been and continues to be provided and to the changes to Probation's policies and procedures.

Robert DeJesus, Deputy Chief Probation Officer, Santa Clara County Probation Department, and Alex Shoor, Policy Aide, Santa Clara County, Office of Supervisor Ken Yeager 




What are my transit options getting to the event?

The Sainte Claire Hotel is in close proximity to many bus routes and rail stations.  Click here for the VTA map and schedule of Downtown San Jose

What are my parking options?

The Sainte Claire Hotel offers a limited number of valet spaces available at $29 per day.

There are many offsite parking lot and garage options, including but not limited to:

  • Convention Center (150 W. San Carlos St., entrances on Market and Almaden), $20 max/day
  • South Hall Lot (435 S. Market St.), $7-25 (more expensive on event dates)
  • Bay Area Parking Service (401 S. First St. at San Salvador), $20 max
  • Valley Title Lot (San Carlos and S. Second St.), $10-15
  • Nile Parking (300 S. Second St.), $6 flat rate

Parking maps for downtown San Jose:

The Court is providing the above parking information as a courtesy.  This is not intended to be an explicit list of parking options nor were the rates verified with the vendors.

Have questions about Juvenile Justice Beyond the Bench Conference 2013: Promising Practices, Promising Futures? Contact Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara

When & Where

The Sainte Claire Hotel
302 South Market St
San Jose, CA 95113

Friday, October 18, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

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Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara

Charmayne Moran
Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
191 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
phone: (408) 882-2852
email: cmoran@scscourt.org 

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