Spring 2023 Speaker Series

The Juvenile Justice Council will be hosting the presentations listed below. The event is open to those who are working with Kane County youth. If you are interested in attending, please use the links following each session description to register via Zoom. Spanish Translation will be available. If you are need of CEU’s and CPDU’s, please indicate this on your registration for each session.

Session 1 – Speaker Bios

Macon and Alexandra (“Alex”) worked closely with Judge Murray and Thomas on implementation of the Crossover Youth Practice Model across three jurisdictions in Idaho, including Bannock County. In collaboration with other key stakeholders (e.g., Department of Corrections, Department of Health and Welfare, Office of the Prosecutor, CASA, etc.), the team was able to revise and promote cross-agency practices in support of youth and families known to the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Additionally, practices were established to prevent unnecessary system involvement. In order to gauge the success of these initiatives, data was collected by multiple stakeholders, analyzed, and released in a public report by the Idaho State Police. These efforts have since been replicated across the state.

Judge Murray has gone on to train communities across Idaho in interagency collaborative practices targeting system-involved youth, including advocating for data-based decision making.

Thomas Strauss acts as the lead research analyst with the Planning, Grants and Research Department at the Idaho State Police in an ongoing effort to evaluate the effectiveness of grant funded initiatives.

Macon Stewart and Alex Miller offer technical assistance to communities across the country, including providing intensive guidance on interagency data collection and analysis.

Session 1 Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0od–gqTojGtKQj1yGLbqNE0YLQrDS9U4o

Session 2 – Speaker Bio

Stephanie Shaw works with states and counties to improve outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system. Stephanie has also worked to reduce the overuse of jail through initiatives such as Stepping Up and the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge. She has extensive experience with youth and families involved in the justice system through direct service, research, technical assistance, and program design. Most recently, Stephanie was the director of violence prevention at the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City, where she worked to enhance community-led youth gun violence prevention. Stephanie holds a BS in psychology from the University of Arizona and an MA in community psychology from the University of New Haven.

Session 2 Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqd-Cspj0iHtUSgzFIwWQSEo9itLJPPJPx

For any questions about the event or trouble with registration, please contact: jjcouncil@co.kane.il.us.