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Journal of Juvenile Law and Policy Symposium "Combating the Sexual Exploitation of Youth: Legal Advocacy and Community Responses"

Friday, February 21

Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom, King Hall room 1001
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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 "Combating the Sexual Exploitation of Youth: Legal Advocacy and Community Responses." Human trafficking is the world's fastest growing criminal enterprise and the second most profitable one behind drug trafficking. We hope to highlight the needs of youth victims caught within domestic sexual exploitation, as well as discuss current efforts to address this issue in our communities.

The Symposium will be on Friday, February 21st 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-Dean Kevin Johnson

10:45 - 12:30 PM - Morning Panel: Advocating and Supporting At-Risk Children

Ellyn Bell from SAGE Project (Standing Against Global Exploitation)
Nola Brantley from MISSSEY (Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth)

Patrick Gardner from Young Minds Advocacy Project

Krystal Callaway Jaime from Strive 2 Free

12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch (Provided)

1:30 - 2 PM - Symposium Keynote-Judge Stacy Boulware Eurie, Presiding Judge of the Sacramento County Juvenile Court

2:00 - 2:30 PM - Afternoon Speaker-Kate Walker, National Center for Youth Law

2:30 - 2:45 - Break

2:45 - 4:00 - Afternoon Panel: Exploited Youth and the Criminal Justice System

Sergeant Holly Joshi from Oakland Police Department
Jennifer Madden, DA from Alameda County District Attorney's Office, HEAT Watch Program
Steve Garrett, PD from Sacramento County Public Defender's Office

Aundrea Brown, PD from Alameda County Public Defender's Office

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Reception 

Free MCLE provided.

Kindly RSVP HERE by Monday, February 17.

For questions, please contact Christina Wa or Juliana Fehrenbacher