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Working with Youth in the Justice System: A Community-Based Alternative to Detention

 

​Friday, February 20, 2015
Preferred registration deadline: February 13th

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

3 CEUs

Matt DeMateo
Executive Director, New Life Centers of Chicagoland
Pastor, New Life Community Church

Every year, the American juvenile justice system incarcerates over 70,000 young people. In Chicago, Urban Life Skills is an effective community-based alternative-to-detention program that aims to reduce recidivism and gang involvement among youth. During this session, you will explore the way ULS incorporates mentoring and supportive wraparound services to support youth and create community change. This workshop will highlight effective strategies for connecting with gang-involved youth, as well as advocating for youth in court and other social service systems. Class size is limited to 50.
$50 General Admission
$30 Brown School Field Instructors
$10 Full-Time Graduate Students

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