2014 Governor's Summit on Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Juvenile Justice System









Summit Agenda

Monday, November 24

6:30 pm

8:00 pm

Welcoming Reception

Join us for an evening of refreshments, Tribal drumming, and networking with colleagues and community advocates committed to justice and fairness for all youth.

Location:  Lane Community College Longhouse (map)

Hosted by Centro Latino Americano and sponsored by New York Life Insurance


Tuesday, November 25

7:30 am

8:30 am

Governor's Summit

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Location:  Lane Community College Center for Meeting & Learning (map)


8:30 am

9:15 am

Opening Ceremonies

Welcome and Introductions Frank Garcia, Director, Governor's Office of Equity and Diversity

Setting the Stage

  • Fariborz Pakseresht, Director, Oregon Youth Authority

  • Colette S. Peters, Director, Oregon Department of Corrections

  • Chief Jerry Moore, Salem Police Department

  • Iris Bell, Director, Oregon Youth Development Division/Oregon Department of Education


9:15 am

10:15 am

Keynote Speaker:  All Hands Raised Portland (AHRP) Using a Collective Impact Approach

  • Nate Waas Shull, Vice President of Partnerships, AHRP


10:15 am

10:30 am


10:30 am

12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions DMC Reduction Strategies, Updates, and Training Opportunities

  • A1 - Breaking the School to Prison Pipeline in Oregon: Implications for Policy and Practice

  • A2 - A Deeper Look Into Detention Decision Making and Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE)

  • A3 - Oregon Prosecutors Address DMC in the Juvenile Justice System

  • A4 - State and Local Collective Impact Strategies to Reform Juvenile Justice and Reduce Disparities

  • A5 - Strategic Recommendations to Reduce DM Recidivism in the Juvenile Justice System

  • A6 - Mi Casa - Cultural Conflicts and Resolutions - Culturally Responsive Behavioral Health

  • A7 - Differential Response - Safe and Equitable Foster Care Reduction Efforts

  • A8 - Structural Responsiveness to Differences (Interactive Session)

(click here for session descriptions)


12:00 pm

12:45 pm


  • Senator Chip Shields Addressing Racial Disparities


12:45 pm

1:50 pm

Governor John Kitzhaber Remarks

  • Governor's Youth Award Presentations

  • Youth Panel Presentation


1:50 pm

2:00 pm

Transition to Regional Workshop Sessions

2:00 pm

3:30 pm

Regional Workshop Sessions

Summit's participants are encouraged to attend their respective jurisdiction's sessions.  Individual sessions will be determined after registration closes.

Discussion Framework:

  • Assess the current status of DMC reduction efforts in your jurisdiction

    • What strategies have been implemented?

    • Have disproportionalities at selected decision point(s) been reduced?

    • What factors continue to contribute to the disparities?

  • Set the stage for a Collective Impact momentum in your jurisdiction

    • Identify influential champions that can bring together and engage top leaders

    • Identify strategies for initiating action

    • Identify next steps necessary to initiate action


3:30 pm

3:45 pm


3:45 pm

4:45 pm

Regional Workshop Report Outs to Full Summit

  • Work Session Representatives


4:45 pm

5:00 pm

Closing Remarks and Next Steps

  Frank Garcia, Director, Governor's Office of Equity and Diversity







Questions regarding the Summit?  Contact:
Marisela Gonzalez - 503-378-4667
Renee Hernandez - 503-373-7595