A special one-day policy forum on “Credible Messenger” mentoring, an exciting new approach to transforming the lives of young people in the justice system by community members who themselves were formerly system-involved.
Please RSVP at: http://goo.gl/forms/5dj7kVK3e4
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast and Informal Gathering
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Keynote Address
Clinton Lacey, Director,
Division of Youth Rehabilitation Services, Washington DC
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM Panel I: Credible Messenger Mentoring
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM Panel II: Credible Messenger Mentoring in the Local Context
Moderator: Prof. Joey Nuñez Estrada, PhD, San Diego State University
Panelists: Pastor Jesus Sandoval, New Harvest Church, San Diego; Reggie Washington, Project AWARE, San Diego; Arturo Soriano & Gabby Soriano, Youth Empowerment, San Diego; Armand King Beaman, Paving Great Futures, San Diego
12:00 PM Pick up box lunches to take to breakout sessions
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM Breakout Sessions: Implementing Credible Messenger Mentoring
Breakout 1: Implementing Credible Messenger Mentoring through Government Initiatives
Facilitator: Clinton Lacey, DYRS
A practical discussion on how public agencies can implement credible messenger mentoring to further public safety, reduce recidivism, and improve life outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system.
Audience: Government Agency Leaders, Elected Officials, Policy Experts
A practical discussion on how social service agencies, grassroots faith and neighborhood organizations, can develop and implement credible messenger mentoring.
Audience: Non-Profit Leaders, Philanthropic Leaders, Social Service Staff
A practical discussion on how community members who have themselves been impacted by the justice system can rise to the challenge of mentoring young people.
Audience: Credible Messengers, Youth & Young Adults