Full Agenda


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.

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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

Moderator: Rev. Ruben Austria, CCFY
PanelistsRev. Maurice Winley, Harlem Commonwealth Council;  Ferraud Francis, CCFY;  Clinton Lacey, DYRS

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

Breakout 2: Implementing Credible Messenger Mentoring in the Non-Profit Sector
Facilitators: Rev. Ruben Austria, CCFY, Amelia Frank, CCFY

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

Breakout 3: Calling All Credible Messengers
Facilitators: Prof. Joey Nuñez Estrada, Rev. Maurice Winley, HCC, Ferraud Francis, CCFY

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

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM Closing Remarks