2017 Juvenile Justice Beyond The Bench Conference:
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2017 Juvenile Justice Beyond The Bench Conference:

2017 Juvenile Justice Beyond The Bench Conference:

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302 S Market St

302 South Market Street

San Jose, CA 95113

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9:15 - 10:45 AM Dr. Angela Irvine : Slowing the School to Juvenile Justice Pipeline

11:00 - 12:00AM ShaKenya Edison : Social Emotional Learning

12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 - 2:15 PM Angela Alverado : Digital Safety, Social Media, and the Law

2:30 - 3:30 PM Social Media : Plenary Session

Juvenile Justice Expert Speakers to be confirmed

Conference Keynote: Slowing the School to Juvenile Justice Pipeline

Part I: What do we know about the links between suspensions, expulsions and justice involvement?

  • Short review of the general school to prison pipeline literature
  • Review of my own research on the links between suspensions, expulsions, and justice involvement in California (CPOC survey)

Part II: What can we do to slow the school to juvenile justice pipeline?

  • Review of the preliminary findings from our Charlotte, NC research linking suspension, child welfare, and justice involvement
  • Discussion of how these findings could be reshaped into a needs assessment for schools to funnel resources to youth most at-risk of justice involvement
  • Overview of our work with OUSD to develop a teacher decision matrix (this tool reminds teachers of how small changes in their behavior can keep youth in the classroom)

Part III: Next Steps” and I can discuss our five-county project that includes Santa Clara

Dr. Angela Irvine

Angela Irvine, PhD, has more than 20 years of experience in education and social policy. Raised in Santa Cruz County, CA, Angela earned her BA from UC Berkeley in 1984, her secondary teaching credential from St. Mary’s College of California in 1985, and her PhD in sociology from Northwestern University in 2002 while simultaneously serving as a National Science Fellow (NSF) in public policy and program evaluation. Angela spent 10 years running her own program evaluation and policy research business, and she has studied housing, education, health, and criminal justice policy. Angela spent the last four years as research director at the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD), serving as the principal investigator of a national study of juvenile deincarceration; a national study of LGBT youth in the juvenile justice system; a project to improve permanency for LGBT youth and youth of color within the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems; a survey of every detention hall, ranch, and camp in California to understand statewide pathways into the juvenile justice system for LGBT youth; and a National Institute of Justice researcher-practitioner partnership grant in Santa Cruz County to determine whether structured decision making instruments used by adult probation departments can lead to more equitable probation outcomes for Latinos and women. She currently works as a Vice President at Impact Justice, a national research and innovation center, where she is continuing to develop community-based responses to school discipline infractions, low-level offenses, and violent crime.

Social Emotional Learning

ShaKenya Edison

ShaKenya Edison is a professional educator committed to establishing high expectations, vertical and horizontal accountability, and shared responsibility in improving the education system and overall outcomes for students. She is currently the Director II of Student Services for East Side Union High School District. She has served in various capacities in education including, Counselor, After-School Program Coordinator, Safe School Coordinator, Coordinator of Student Services, and Consultant. She received the 2014 Association of California School Administrators’ Pupil Personnel Administrator of the Year Award for the region. Her dedication to improving life outcomes for youth has moved her to serve as a Steering Committee Member for the Santa Cruz County’s Youth Violence Prevention Taskforce, as a member of the Santa Cruz County Keeping Kids in School Taskforce, as an alternate on Santa Clara County’s Juvenile Justice Systems Collaborative (JJSC), and as a member of JJSC’s Prevention and Programs Workgroup, City of San Jose’s Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force, and a member of the Advisory Council for the Office of Cultural Competency. She is committed professionally and personally to improving systems through capacity building and focusing on equity in policies, practices and access. In her spare time, she serves her community through Legacy Edison, a nonprofit organization she heads with her daughters that is committed to supporting the personal and social development of girls and young women through projects provide opportunities that develop physically, mentally, emotionally and socially healthy girls and young women.

Digital Safety, Social Media, and the Law

Covering the latest trends in social media, crimes committed on the Internet, and juvenile rehabilitation after these incidents occur; this presentation will explain the intersection of social media, criminal justice, education, and student wellness. We will also discuss successful strategies for prevention and rehabilitation for students, families and schools.

Angela Alvarado

Graduated summa cum laude from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and UC Hastings College of the Law. She has been a deputy district attorney in Santa Clara County for 17 years. Over the last 17 years as a trial prosecutor, she has handled a variety of violent criminal cases including sexual assault, crimes against children, and juvenile crimes. For the last 10 years, she has been a state-wide instructor for law enforcement on the topics of sexual assault and child abuse and developed an Internet Safety program for Santa Clara County which combines educational training for parents, educators and students. Working in partnership with school administrators and law enforcement, she has developed curriculum to assist in the rehabilitation of minors who misuse the Internet.


What are my transit options getting to the event?

The Westin San Jose 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 Westin San Jose offers a limited number of valet spaces available at $15 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.

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