Connecticut’s juvenile justice successes have been chronicled in two reports authored this year by the Justice Policy Institute. The reports, Common Ground and Juvenile Justice Reform in Connecticut, highlight the state’s effectiveness in reducing youth confinement and cross-systems collaboration that’s resulted in improved public safety and youth outcomes overall.    

Tuesday’s briefing is a first step in educating key staff on juvenile justice reform and the strides states are making and have made across the country over the last several years.

Experts from Connecticut, Texas, and Ohio will detail how their states have led the way in recent years by adopting bipartisan approaches with great success.  Not only have these states saved millions of dollars in wasteful spending and cut back on harmful, ineffective policies, but they have improved outcomes for children while keeping communities safe.  By reinvesting funds back into programs proven to work, states can grow even more savings by helping children become productive adults.

To attend the briefing guests MUST RSVP by C.O.B. Friday July 26th to  be included on the visitor’s list.


RSVP to:
Hayne Yoon at
[email protected] or call 202.224.4041. 

About the Briefing
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Capitol Visitors Center, SVC 202-203
Capitol Driveway, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)

Mike Thompson
Director of the Council of State Governments Justice Center

Mike Lawlor
Under Secretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning, Connecticut

Senator John Whitmire
Texas State Senate

Judge Linda Teodosio
Summit County Juvenile Court, Ohio

 Robert Listenbee
Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

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