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2:15 - 4:00 p.m.
Restorative Justice & Collateral Consequences:
Mitigating the Harms of Juvenile Court Involvement
Sponsored by the National Juvenile Defender Center and the
Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia;
cosponsored by Open City Advocates

This session will explore the collateral consequences that
juvenile-court-involved youth face as they transition into
adulthood and how to mitigate those harms. The session
will also feature the Office of the Attorney General's
innovative Restorative Justice Program, which promotes
healing, builds empathy, and can also work to mitigate
collateral consequences.
Robert "Roman" Haferd, Restorative Justice Coordinator,
Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia,
presenter
Serena Holthe, Senior Staff Attorney and Pro Bono Counsel,
National Juvenile Defender Center, presenter
Ashley Hyman-Ford, Restorative Justice Facilitator, Office of
the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, presenter
Whitney Louchheim, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer,
Open City Advocates, presenter

2:15 - 4:00 p.m.
Trauma & the Law: Best Practices for Supporting
LGBTQ Youth
Sponsored by Whitman-Walker Health; cosponsored by the Wendt
Center for Loss and Healing

LGBTQ youth are overrepresented in the criminal justice
system. This workshop will uncover the causes; explore the
impacts of trauma (e.g., social isolation, family rejection,
and discrimination) on LGBTQ youth development;
and highlight social and health disparities. Attendees
will understand supportive strategies for engaging and
empowering LGBTQ young people.
Amy Nelson, Director of Legal Services, Whitman-Walker
Health, moderator
Angela N. Buckner, Volunteer Attorney, Whitman-Walker
Health, speaker
Connor Cory, Staff Attorney Immigration, Whitman-Walker
Health, speaker

Sharra E. Greer, Policy Director, Children's Law Center,
moderator
Lee Ann Savio Beers, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
Diana L. and Stephen A. Goldberg Center for Community
Pediatric Health and Medical Director, Municipal and Regional
Affairs, Child Health Advocacy Institute, speaker
Mark LeVota, Executive Director, District of Columbia
Behavioral Health Association, speaker
Marisa A. Parrella, LICSW, LCSW-C, Director of School Based
Mental Health Program, Mary's Center, speaker

4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Designing Child-Focused Parenting Plans
Sponsored by the D.C. Bar Family Law Community

This program will address how to create child-focused
parenting plans and custody orders, with an emphasis on
what we can learn from research and best practices. The
panel will use research to dispel some common myths
about children and different custody arrangements.
Erin C. Golding, Family Law Attorney, Burr Law Firm,
moderator
Lisa Herrick, Ph.D., Psychologist, Custody Mediator and
Collaborative Coach, speaker
Sue Soler, LCSW-C, LICSW, Custody Mediator, Collaborative
Coach and Parent Coordinator, speaker
Anne (Jan) W. White, Partner and Family Law Attorney,
Pasternak & Fidis, speaker

4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Understanding the D.C. Criminal Justice System's
Approach to Child Victims and Witnesses
Sponsored by the Defenders of Victims' Empowerment

This panel will discuss the D.C. criminal justice system's
multi-disciplinary approach to working with children who
have been victims of or witnesses to crime. From the
original report, to the investigation and resolution, our
experts will discuss each step of the process and provide
advice for practitioners working with children.
Julie Grohovsky, Defenders of Victims' Empowerment Board
Member and Partner, Wu/Grohovsky PLLC, moderator

Jess Davis-Ricci, Staff Attorney, Whitman-Walker Health, speaker

Stuart D. Allen, Assistant United States Attorney, United
States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, speaker

Timothy Q. Elliott, LICSW, Coordinator of LGBT Youth Mental
Health Programs, Whitman-Walker Health, speaker

Detective Sarah Buc, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department,
Youth Division, speaker

Melissa Sellevaag, LICSW, Director of Training and Education,
Wendt Center for Loss and Healing, speaker

Leyla Sandler, Forensic Services Director, Safe Shores, The D.C
Children's Advocacy Center, speaker

4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

Veronica Vaughan, Victim/Witness Specialist, United States
Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, speaker

Accessing Mental Health Services for Children and
Youth

4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

Sponsored by the Children's Law Center; cosponsored by Mary's
Center and the District of Columbia Behavioral Health Association

Immigrant Children Navigating Complex Laws and
High Stakes

Many children involved in the court system are in need of
mental health services. This panel will explore the services
available, how to access them, and the challenges of
connecting children to these services.

Pictorman / Alamy Stock Photo

Sponsored by the Kids in Need of Defense; cosponsored by Ayuda
and the Network for Victim Recovery of D.C.

The panel will address obstacles faced by immigrant
children in D.C. who are before the U.S. Citizenship and



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Digital Extras
Your Voice
From Our President
Practice Management
Calendar of Events
Government & Gavel
The Women's Wave & Its Effects on Politics
Features: #Me Too & A Time Of Reckoning for the Law
Feature: Righting The Gender Imbalance In Big Law
Feature: A Day in The Life of Two Women Lawyers
Global & Domestic Outlook
Worth Reading
Media Bytes
Attorney Briefs
Ask The Ethics Experts
Disciplinary Summaries
The Pro Bono Efect
Community & Connections
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Washington Lawyer - March 2019 - The Women's Wave & Its Effects on Politics
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Washington Lawyer - March 2019 - Features: #Me Too & A Time Of Reckoning for the Law
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