"Looking Back and Thinking Forward: Policies and Practices that Treat Juveniles as Adults in the Justice System" presented by SSW Professor Jeffrey Shook Feb 20, 2014, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm



Come join the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and the Pitt Law School for "Looking Back and Thinking Forward: Policies and Practices That Treat Juveniles as Adults in the Justice System," presented by SSW Professor Jeffrey Shook. 

Between the 1970's and 1990's, every state in the United States enacted legislation easing the process of treating juveniles as adults in the justice system. This lecture explores the consequences that these legislative changes have had for both juveniles and society. It also examines how the U.S. Supreme Court has recently addressed the punishment of juvenile offenders. The talk concludes with recommendations for policy and practice reforms.

This program is free and open to the public. A reception for all attendees will follow in the Alcoa Room.

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The Norman J. and Alice Chapman Rubash Distinguished Lecture Series was established through gifts from Norman J. Rubash, a 1957 graduate of Pitt’s School of Law, and his wife, Alice Chapman Rubash, a 1956 graduate of Pitt’s School of Social Work. Each year, a distinguished individual in the fields of law and social work is invited to the University to present a public lecture.

This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board for one (1) hour of substantive credit.There is a $30 fee for processing CLE credit for this event.

Location Information

Location: Barco Law Building, Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom