Juvenile Justice

Adolescent Offenders and the Line between the Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems

March 20, 2007

The 2007 Family Impact Seminar provided policymakers with objective information, insight, and policy options regarding how best to care for and process juveniles in the justice system. National experts addressed:

  • Research on adolescent development, causes of recidivism and related issues.
  • Strategies used by other states to care for and process juveniles in the justice system.
  • Options and considerations for North Carolina policymakers.

Nearly 80 N.C. legislators and agency representatives attended.


Donna M. Bishop, Ph.D.
College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University

Kenneth A. Dodge, Ph.D.
William McDougall Professor of Public Policy Studies; Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience; and Director, Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University

Sarah Hammond, Esq.
Program Principal, Criminal Justice, National Conference of State Legislatures :: View Slides

The Honorable Toni E. Walker
Deputy Majority Leader, State of Connecticut General Assembly

  • Overview of Connecticut’s Juvenile Justice System :: View Slides
  • Cost-effective Interventions for Juvenile Offenders :: View Slides