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National Juvenile Defender Center: "The Right to Remain Children: Race and Juvenile Justice 50 Years After Gault" Symposium

Join the National Juvenile Defender Center and the Georgetown Law Juvenile Justice Clinic as we continue the movement to fulfill the promise of Gault with a symposium at Georgetown University Law Center. “The Right to Remain Children: Race and Juvenile Justice 50 Years after Gault” is an interdisciplinary workshop for juvenile justice practitioners that will provide attendees with concrete strategies to address and overcome racial disparities in juvenile court. To learn more, click here. To register for the symposium, click here.

The night before the symposium, on May 15, be part of history and stand up for children's rights! Please join NJDC for the Gault at 50 Gala at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that affirmed children's right to counsel.

It is with great pleasure that we’re honoring Robert L. Listenbee, Former Administrator of the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and Patricia Puritz, Founder and Former Executive Director of the National Juvenile Defender Center, for their steadfast vision and persistence in building a dedicated community of juvenile defenders. We’re also thrilled to welcome the Howard Gospel Choir of Howard University for a special performance.

Sponsorship and Registration

If you’re interested in supporting the event through sponsorship, the purchase of a community ad for the gala program, or a donation, please learn more here.

Thank you for your partnership in ensuring fairness and equality for children through the guiding hand of counsel. We hope to see you in May!

And whether you can make it to DC or not, we hope you’ll sign on to the National Juvenile Defender Center’s Gault at 50 Statement of Principles to support every child having an effective attorney in juvenile court.