From getting a driver’s license to attending prom, adolescence is a time of many important landmark events for young people. However, juvenile justice system involvement can prevent youth from taking part in these typical activities. This webinar will focus on why juvenile drug treatment court programs need to help young people achieve normal developmental and social milestones, while also helping them celebrate these life events. We will discuss strategies for overcoming barriers to success that young people may encounter in reaching these goals.
• Discuss typical adolescent “rites of passage”
• Identify strategies JDTCs can use to support youth in meeting these milestones.
• Describe the challenges system-involved youth face and ways JDTC teams can address these challenges.
Date: Tuesday, June 14 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT | 2-3 p.m. EDT
Dr. Martha-Elin Blomquist is a senior site manager with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges where she provides training and technical assistance to judges and judicially-led multidisciplinary teams on recommended practices in cases involving juvenile and family law matters.
Elisha Harris is a site manager for the Juvenile Law Program at the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ). Prior to joining NCJFCJ, he was a site coordinator for Communities in Schools and a case manager for Alta Vista Menta Health. Elisha also currently serves as the executive director of TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada and when not working can be found practicing and teaching Muay Thai and pursuing his goal to become a pro bodybuilder. Elisha is a proud graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno with a B.S. in Community Health Sciences with a minor in sociology.
Lindsey R. Jones
Lindsey R Jones is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology. Currently, she is the program manager for the Second Judicial District Juvenile Drug Court Program in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has 15 years of experience working in the juvenile justice system.