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.