Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 1:00pm

SPONSORED BY THE IOWA COALITION 4 JUVENILE JUSTICE

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

JODY KENT 

DIRECTOR AND NATIONAL COORDINATOR OF THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE FAIR SENTENCING OF YOUTH. 

Judy works with advocates around the country to end the practice of sentencing Youth to ‘life without the possibility of parole’.

The conference will organize supporters about the issues of 

(1) disproportionate minority contract, 

(2) stopping juveniles from being referred to adult courts, and

(3) Legislative issues, including prohibiting a sentence of life without parole for those under the age of 18 and discussing the Graham Decision with its national and local implications.

We hope to provide information and techniques that will equip organizations and individuals to speak convincingly to friends, family, and legislators so that eventually the sentencing laws for children can be changed to be fair and reflect our belief that rehabilitation is possible.

Contact Information: 

Sr. JoAnne Talarico, CHM of the Board of the Iowa Coalition 4 Juvenile Justice,  cackyt@earthlink.net or Ricky at philosopherricky@gmail.com