Every year, the UC Davis Journal of Juvenile Law and Policy (JJLP) hosts a Spring Symposium at King Hall in order to facilitate a healthy, productive, and academically important discussion about the urgent issues surrounding the juvenile justice system in our country and specifically in California.  

This year's symposium will be titled "Healing our Kids: Using the Law to Address the Healthcare Needs of Youth in Foster Care, the Juvenile Justice System, and Beyond." This symposium aims to provide insight into the child welfare system's current shortcomings in addressing the psychological and physical well-being of children in state care, as well as foster a dialogue surrounding the ways in which the law can be used as a tool for positive social change in addressing these issues.

The Symposium will be on Friday, February 20st in the Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom (Room 1001). Please see below for our schedule.

09:00 - 9:30 AM - Registration and Coffee/Pastries 

09:30 - 09:45 AM - Opening Remarks: Dean Kevin R. Johnson

09:45 - 10:30 AM - Morning Speaker: Jennifer Rodriguez, Executive Director of the Youth Law Center

10:30 - 10:45 AM - Break

10:45 - 12:15 PM - Morning Panel: Psychotropic Medication and Healthcare Access in the Foster Care System

12:15 - 01:15 PM - Lunch 

01:15 - 02:15 PM - Symposium Keynote: Jonathan Todres, Professor of Law at the Georgia State University, College of Law

02:15 - 02:30 PM - Break

02:30 - 04:00 PM - Afternoon Panel: Accessing Adequate Healthcare Within the Delinquency System

04:00 - 05:30 PM - Reception

Free MCLE provided.

RSVP here.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact symposium editors Sonja Prins (siprins@ucdavis.edu) or Abby Mulvihill (aamulvihill@ucdavis.edu).