Making the Case for Juvenile Justice Reform

Posted August 7, 2017
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Join the Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion and the Pre­tri­al Jus­tice Insti­tute for an Aug. 10 webi­nar on com­mu­ni­ca­tions tools that build and main­tain sup­port for juve­nile jus­tice reform.

Every­one work­ing in juve­nile jus­tice reform has an impor­tant role to play in shap­ing pub­lic opin­ion. Good sto­ry­telling and the right mes­sages can make a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence with your stake­hold­ers and com­mu­ni­ty. Informed by research and experts in the field, the Casey Foun­da­tion cre­at­ed a com­mu­ni­ca­tions and mes­sag­ing tool kit to sus­tain sup­port for the Juve­nile Deten­tion Alter­na­tives Ini­tia­tive® agen­da.

Access and down­load the toolkit

Dur­ing the webi­nar, you’ll hear from the Foun­da­tion, a JDAI™ mod­el site and com­mu­ni­ca­tions experts about the easy-to-use tools. Top­ics cov­ered in the tool kit include why and when to engage out­side audi­ences; iden­ti­fy­ing mes­sen­gers; and spokesper­son prep and inter­view tips. It also helps com­mu­ni­ca­tors talk about issues of race in juve­nile jus­tice sys­tems. Atten­dees will have time to ask ques­tions about their own com­mu­ni­ca­tions oppor­tu­ni­ties and challenges.

Mak­ing the Case: Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Toolk­it for Talk­ing About JDAI
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET, Thurs­day, Aug. 102017


  • Jen­nifer Hahn, exec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent, Fen­ton: A Social Change Agency
  • Kathryn Sofich, pol­i­cy and com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ag­er, Mult­nom­ah Coun­ty (Ore­gon) Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ty Justice
  • Car­ol Abrams, senior com­mu­ni­ca­tions asso­ciate, The Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion (facil­i­ta­tor)

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