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Youth Incarceration & Juvenile Justice in Alabama

February 3, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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The University of Alabama School of Law

3 MCLE Credit Hours

The criminal justice and prison systems in Alabama have been put under the spotlight in recent years. Alabama’s juvenile justice system and high youth incarceration rates exacerbate the crisis, calling into question the system as a whole and what be done to reduce incarceration and recidivism rates. Expert panelists will facilitate a discussion addressing the current juvenile justice system and what can be done to reduce youth incarceration in Alabama.

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Handout materials will be provided in electronic format.  At least 48 hours before the seminar we will email you a link for downloading the materials.  


The Schedule 

8:30     Opening Remarks

9:00      Panel 1: Policy Issues and Recommendations Regarding Youth Incarceration in Alabama

  • David Smolin
  • Frederick Spight
  • Randall Salekin

10:20     Panel 2: Recent Trends in Juvenile Courts and Diversion Programs

  • Judge Andra Sparks
  • Judge Edmond Naman
  • Jill Beck

11:40       Keynote: Kelli Thompson, Psychological Development of Incarcerated Youth

12:30       Adjourn


The University of Alabama School of Law
101 Paul Bryant Drive
TUSCALOOSA, AL 35487 United States

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