BBA’s PILP Class to Host Juvenile Restorative Justice Symposium

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The Boston Bar Association will host a Juvenile Restorative Justice Symposium on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 here at 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA.

The Symposium was planned for the members of the BBA community and the community at large by the BBA’s 2015-16 Public Interest Leadership Program (PILP). PILP is a program engaged in by a select group of attorneys from a variety of practice areas and settings, all in their first 10 years of practice, who embark on a 14-month exploration of legal services, social justice and public interest issues in the Commonwealth.  After hearing from a variety of speakers who addressed the class concerning recent developments in specialty courts, alternative sentencing and diversionary programs, as well as other topics pertinent to the Boston legal community, the PILP class was inspired to organize a Symposium on Juvenile Restorative Justice.

The Symposium is free to attend and is designed to bring together restorative justice practioners while also educating the bar and raising awareness about restorative justice principles and efforts geared toward juveniles in Massachusetts.

Challenges and successes will be examined from the perspectives of the court, prosecution, defense, probation, and police departments.  We will also discuss over lunch (provided), the future of restorative justice in Massachusetts communities.

Faculty will include:

Hon. Jay Blitzman, First Justice, Middlesex County Juvenile Court

Commissioner Edward Dolan, Commissioner of Probation

Sen. James (Jamie) Eldridge, Massachusetts State Senator from the Middlesex and Worcester District

Erin Freeborn, Executive Director of Communities for Restorative Justice

Hon. Leslie Harris (Ret.), Suffolk County Juvenile Court

Ziyad Hopkins, Committee for Public Counsel Services, Youth Advocacy Division, Roxbury

Professor Susan Maze-Rothstein, Teaching Professor and Director of the Legal Skills in Social Context Program at Northeastern University School of Law; Board President of Our Restorative Justice

Chief Frederick Ryan, Chief of Police, Arlington, MA

Marian Ryan, Middlesex County District Attorney

Challenges and successes will be examined from the perspectives of the court, prosecution, defense, probation, and police departments.  We will also discuss over lunch (provided), the future of restorative justice in Massachusetts communities.

Advanced registration is required because space is limited.  More information and registration information can be found here.