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NEW YORK STATE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
ON SCHOOL-JUSTICE ARTNERSHIPS


 

The Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children, in partnership with the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, hosted the New York State Leadership Summit on School-Justice Partnerships: Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University on April 11-12, 2013.

SUMMIT HANDOUTS
Summit Program (PDF)
Discussion Points Brochure (PDF)
A Collection of reports to Inform the National Leadership Summit on School-Justice Partnerships


SUMMIT AGENDA, PRESENTATIONS AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Thursday, April 11, 2013
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Thursday Program and Dinner Registration
5:00-6:00 p.m.
OPENING PLENARY: Prelude to Prison: Youth Perspectives on School Suspension
Speaker
MARSHA WEISSMAN, PH.D.
Executive Director, Center for Community Alternatives
Youth Panel
RUKIA LUMUMBA, ESQ. (Moderator)
Director, Youth Advocacy Services, Center for Community Alternatives
MALIK GARDNER
TATIANA NELSON
DEVIN WALLACE
SHAMIK MILEY
Presentation
Weissman-presentation.pdf 


6:00-8:30 p.m.
WELCOME AND DINNER
Speakers
DEAN ERIC LANE
Dean and Eric J. Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Public Service, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
HON. JUDITH S. KAYE
Former Chief Judge of the State of New York and Chair of the New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children
DR. MERRYL TISCH
Chancellor, New York State Board of Regents
HON. JONATHAN LIPPMAN
Chief Judge of the State of New York
ELIZABETH GLAZER
Deputy Secretary for Public Safety
KAVITHA MEDIRATTA
Program Executive, The Atlantic Philanthropies


Friday, April 12, 2013
7:00-8:30 a.m.
Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:45 a.m.
SETTING THE STAGE
HERMAN A. BERLINER, PH.D., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Hofstra University
HON. JUDITH S. KAYE, Former Chief Judge of the State of New York and Chair of the New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children


8:45-9:20 a.m.
PLENARY 1: Reaching a Critical Juncture for Our Kids: The Need to Reassess School-Justice Practices
Speaker
RUSSELL SKIBA, PH.D., Director of the Equity Project at the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at Indiana University
Presentation
Skiba-presentation.pdf
Additional Resources
Reconsidered Criminal History-College Admissions.pdf
School Yard or Prison Yard.pdf


9:20-9:45 a.m.
PLENARY 2: Exclusionary School Discipline: Economic, Educational and Justice System Effects on 1 Million Texas Students
Speaker
DEBORAH FOWLER, Deputy Director, Texas Appleseed
Presentation
Fowler-presentation.pdf
Additional Resources
Breaking Schools’ Rules Report.pdf


9:45-10:45 a.m.
PLENARY 3: NYS Data – What does it tell us about School Discipline, Arrest and Court Involvement and Disparities
Speakers
RUSSELL SKIBA, PH.D., Director of the Equity Project at the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at Indiana University (Moderator)
ANDRÉS ALONSO, ED.D., Superintendent, Baltimore City School District, MD
EDWARD FERGUS-ARCIA, PH.D., Deputy Director Metropolitan Center for Urban Education; Research Assistant Professor, New York University
DEBORAH FOWLER, ESQ., Deputy Director, Texas Appleseed
TONI LANG, PH.D., Deputy Director, NYS Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children National Expert Response Panel
DONNA LIEBERMAN, Executive Director, New York Civil Liberties Union
PAUL MELLER, PH.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Hofstra University
Presentations
Alonso-presentation.pdf
Fergus-presentation.pdf
Lang-presentation.pdf
Meller-presentation.pdf
Additional Resources
Bronx Family Court School-Justice Survey.pdf
School Safety Act Arrest-Summons Fact Sheet 2011-2012.pdf
School Safety Act Suspension Fact Sheet 2011-2012.pdf


10:45-11:15 a.m.
PLENARY 4: Model Arrest Protocols and Discipline Codes
Speakers
HON. STEVEN C. TESKE, Chief Judge, Juvenile Court, Clayton County, GA
SARAH BIEHL, ESQ., Policy Director, Children's Defense Fund-OHIO
Presentations
Biehl-presentation.pdf
Teske-presentation.pdf
Additional Resources
Court’s Role in Dismantling School to Prison Pipeline.pdf
CT Criteria for Summons Requiring no Further Action.pdf
CT JJA Adult Decisions White Paper.pdf
CT Juvenile Probation Letter for School Superintendent.doc
CT MAPS Programs and Descriptions.pdf
CT Model MOA.pdf
CT Sample MOA.pdf
Dignity in Schools Model Code.pdf
Study of Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools.pdf


11:15-12:00 p.m.
PLENARY 5: Discipline Codes in New York
Speakers
HON. STEVEN C. TESKE, Chief Judge, Juvenile Court, Clayton County, GA (Moderator)
PROFESSOR KENNISHA AUSTIN, Visiting Assistant Professor, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and Team
ANDY ARTZ, ESQ., Legal Services NYC-Bronx’s Education Law Project; DSC-NY National Expert Response Panel
JIM ANDERSON, Vice-President, Citizen Action of New York
LINDA BAKST, Deputy Director, Policy Services, NYS School Boards Association
LARA HERSCOVITCH, Deputy Director, Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance
Presentations
Artz-presentation.pdf
Austin-presentation.pdf
Bakst-presentation.pdf
Herscovitch-presentation.pdf
Additional Resources
DASA Sample Local Policy Guidelines.pdf
Dignity Act Primer.pdf
Education Under Arrest.pdf
NASP Safe Supportive Conditions for Learning.pdf
NYSSBA Sample Code of Conduct.pdf
NYSSBA Tending to Our Youth.pdf
SED Dignity for All Students Act.pdf
SED Dignity for All Students Code of Conduct.pdf


12:00-12:45 p.m.
Lunch


12:45-1:05 p.m.
PLENARY 6: State Reforms Leading the Nation
Speaker
JESSICA FEIERMAN, ESQ., Supervising Attorney, Juvenile Law Center
Presentation
Feierman-presentation.pdf


1:05-1:50 p.m.
PLENARY 7: Brief Overview of New York’s Statutory Framework
Speakers
JESSICA FEIERMAN, ESQ., Supervising Attorney, Juvenile Law Center (Moderator)
MATT CREGOR, ESQ., Assistant Counsel of the Education Practice, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
KATHLEEN DECATALDO, ESQ., Executive Director, NYS Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children National Expert Response Panel
NANCY GINSBURG, ESQ., Director, Adolescent Intervention and Diversion Project, Criminal Defense Practice, Legal Aid Society
JAIME KOPPEL, Director of Education and Youth Justice, Children’s Defense Fund
HON. STEVEN C. TESKE, Chief Judge, Juvenile Court, Clayton County, GA
Presentations
Cregor-presentation.pdf
Decataldo-presentation.pdf
Ginsburg-case-study-presentation.pdf
Ginsburg-full-presentation.pdf
Koppel-presentation.pdf
Teske-presentation.pdf
Additional Resources
Developing Safe Supportive and Effective Schools.pdf
JG Stipulation Order and Final Judgment.pdf
Guide for State Policy – Stopping Suspensions.pdf
TX Judicial Council JJ Committee JJ Recommendations.pdf


1:50-3:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Each Breakout Session will bring together the
featured national and local experts to permit a more in-depth discussion with an
opportunity for questions and answers and smaller group discussions regarding
next steps for New York State.
A. DATA
Speakers/Facilitators
ANDRÉS ALONSO, J.D., ED.D., Superintendent, Baltimore City School District, MD
EDWARD FERGUS-ARCIA, PH.D., Deputy Director Metropolitan Center for Urban Education; Research Assistant Professor, New York University
DEBORAH FOWLER, ESQ., Deputy Director, Texas Appleseed
JACQUELYN GREENE, ESQ., Director, Juvenile Justice Policy, NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services and Counsel to the Deputy Secretary for Public Safety
TONI LANG, PH.D., Deputy Director, NYS Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children
DONNA LIEBERMAN, Executive Director, New York Civil Liberties Union
KAVITHA MEDIATTA, Program Executive, The Atlantic Philanthropies
PAUL MELLER, PH.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Hofstra University


B. ARREST PROTOCOL AND DISCIPLINE CODE
Speakers/Facilitators
JIM ANDERSON, Vice-President, Citizen Action of New York
ANDY ARTZ, ESQ., Legal Services NYC-Bronx’s Education Law Project; DSC-NY
PROFESSOR KENNISHA AUSTIN, Visiting Assistant Professor, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
LINDA BAKST, Deputy Director, Policy Services, NYS School Boards Association
SARAH BIEHL, ESQ., Policy Director, Children's Defense Fund-OHIO
LARA HERSCOVITCH, Deputy Director, Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance
PROFESSOR ANDREW SCHEPARD, Max Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Children, Families and the Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
HON. STEVEN C. TESKE, Chief Judge, Juvenile Court, Clayton County, GA


C. LEGISLATIVE REFORM
Speakers/Facilitators
MATT CREGOR, ESQ., Assistant Counsel of the Education Practice, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
KATHLEEN DECATALDO, ESQ., Executive Director, Commission on Justice for Children
JESSICA FEIERMAN, ESQ., Supervising Attorney, Juvenile Law Center
NANCY GINSBURG, ESQ., Director, Adolescent Intervention and Diversion Project, Criminal Defense Practice, Legal Aid Society
JAIME KOPPEL, Director of Education and Youth Justice, Children’s Defense Fund
KIM SWEET, ESQ., Executive Director, Advocates for Children of New York


3:00-3:20 p.m.
PLENARY 8: There’s Some Great Things Already Happening in NY
Speakers
KATHERINE ECKSTEIN, Chief of Staff, The Children’s Aid Society
SUSAN SEAWOOD, Buffalo Promise Zone Coordinator
KIM SWEET, ESQ., Executive Director, Advocates for Children of New York
Presentations
Eckstein-presentation.pdf
Seawood-presentation.pdf
Additional Resources
Community Schools - FAQs.pdf


3:20-3:35 p.m.
PLENARY 9: Report Out and Next Steps
Speakers
KATHLEEN DECATALDO, ESQ., Executive Director, NYS Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children
JACQUELYN GREENE, ESQ., Director, Juvenile Justice Policy, NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services and Counsel to the Deputy Secretary for Public Safety
PROFESSOR ANDREW SCHEPARD, Max Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Children, Families and the Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University


3:35-3:55 p.m.
CALL TO ACTION
MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN, Founder and President, Children's Defense Fund
3:55-4:00 p.m.
CLOSING
HON. JUDITH S. KAYE