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 "Youth, Healthcare, and the Law." The panels will discuss the epidemic abuse of psychotropic medication within the foster care system, as well as obstacles the delinquency system faces in addressing mental health issues. We hope to provide insight into the child welfare system’s current shortcomings in addressing the psychological 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.

10:00 - 10:30 AM - Coffee/Pastries

10:30 - 10:45 AM - Opening Remarks

10:45 - 12:30 PM - Morning Panel: Psychotropic Medication and the Foster Care System

12:30 - 01:30 PM - Lunch (Provided)

01:30 - 02:00 PM - Symposium Keynote

02:00 - 02:30 PM - Afternoon Speaker

02:30 - 02:45 PM - Break

02:45 - 04:00 PM - Afternoon Panel: Delinquency and Mental Health

04:00 - 05:00 PM - Reception

Free MCLE provided.

Please contact Abby Mulvihill (aamulvihill@ucdavis.edu) or Sonja Prins (siprins@ucdavis.edu).