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National Girls Initiative Meeting - Building a Network: Girls Alliance Roundtable Discussion at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), October 14-16, 2014

Meeting Overview

Photo of D.C. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) National Girls Initiative’s (NGI) Building a Movement: Girls Alliance Roundtable will be held at the American Institutes for Research (AIR):

October 14, 2014 – 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Dinner)
October 15, 2014 – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Roundtable)
October 16, 2014 – 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Roundtable)

The meeting will begin with dinner on the evening of October 14, 2014, followed by a 2-day roundtable discussion.

AIR is located at 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

This meeting is designed to catalyze action across the country in support of girls in, or at risk of, entering the juvenile justice system. In particular, we will focus on building the capacity of existing girl alliances/coalitions, and supporting the development of new ones. Additional topics will include the new role and priorities of NGI, working together to create a toolkit to support those who work with girls, and shaping new opportunities and resources.

Meeting Invitees

National Girls Initiative’s Building a Movement: Girls Alliance Roundtable will bring together representatives from existing girl alliances, experts from the field, OJJDP, and women formerly involved with the juvenile justice system.

Invited individuals Organizations Include:

  • Starcia Ague, State of Washington, Department of Social and Health Services
  • Clarice Bailey, Girls Justice League
  • Katie Becker, National Crittenton Foundation/BOLD
  • Joyce Burrell, American Institutes for Research
  • Dr. Stephanie Covington, Center for Gender and Justice
  • Jessie Domingo Salu, The National Crittenton Foundation
  • Rebecca Epstein, Executive Director, Georgetown Law Center for Poverty and Inequality
  • Karen Francis, American Institutes for Research
  • Dr. Barbara Guthrie, Yale School of Nursing
  • Diana Hartley, Oklahoma Women’s Coalition: Advocating for Women and Girls
  • Wendy Heipt, Justice for Girls Coalition of Washington State
  • Roger Jarjoura, American Institutes for Research
  • Judge Chandlee Kuhn, Delaware
  • Katayoon Majd, Public Welfare Foundation
  • Emma Mayerson, Alliance for Girls
  • Heather Mediate, Girls Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Lisa Moreno, Cook Inlet Tribal Council
  • Dr. Monique W. Morris, Co-Founder, National Black Women's Justice Institute (NBWJI)
  • Jody Myrum, NoVo Foundation
  • Sarah Orange, University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • Jeannette Pai- Espinosa, The National Crittenton Foundation
  • Pam Patton, Oregon Coalition for Equal Access for Girls
  • Catherine Pierce, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • Judge Karen Radius, Hawaii Girls Court
  • Lisa Rieger, Cook Inlet Tribal Council
  • Tanya Robinson, The National Crittenton Foundation/BOLD
  • Jennifer Rodriguez, Youth Law Center
  • Linda Rosen, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • Lindsay Rosenthal, Fellow, Ms. Foundation for Women
  • Liz Ryan, Youth First! Initiative
  • Kim Selvaggi, Living in Safe Alternatives, Inc.
  • Fran Sherman, Juvenile Rights Advocacy
  • Joni Silverstein, Delaware Girls Initiative
  • Amy Slonim, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Tammy Sneed, Connecticut Girls Provider Network
  • Sarah Stinard-Kiel, Girls Justice League
  • Susan Tandingan, First Coast Girls Initiative
  • Jennifer Tibbetts, Iowa Task Force for Young Women
  • HillaryTransue, Wilkes University/Documentary “Kids for Cash”
  • Jenna Tweedie, American Institutes for Research
  • Shakira Washington, The National Crittenton Foundation
  • Dr. Angie Wolf, National Council on Crime & Deliquency
  • Terri Yellowhammer, Defending Childhood Initiative EDC/ ICW Law Center/GAL Consultant State of MN

Purpose of Website

The National Girls Initiative developed this website to centralize information regarding NGI’s Building a Movement: Girls Alliance Roundtable and to streamline the process of participant registration, handling travel and hotel logistics, and meeting preparation. Visit the Registration page to confirm your attendance. Please visit the Travel and Transportation for assistance with your travel needs to Washington, DC. The Meeting Meals and Food Options page will provide helpful information regarding dinner on the evening of October 14, 2014, your meals on October 15 and 16, 2014, and other dining options. The Agenda page provides you with the most current draft of the meeting agenda for your review. NGI has provided a room block at the Georgetown Suites for participants traveling from outside of the Washington, DC metro area. You will find helpful information about the Georgetown Suites under the Hotel Information page. As mentioned in the Invitation Letter, participant bios as pre-meeting reading material will be available on the Handouts page of the website. Although your visit to Washington, D.C. may be a short one, we have also provided a list of area attractions to consider. This information can be found under the Local Attractions page.

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