Mother of Kalief Browder, who committed suicide after spending two years in solitary at Rikers Island in New York City for allegedly stealing a backpack
New York, NY We honor Ms. Browder, who passed away in October, 2016
Director, Calcasieu Parish Office of Juvenile Justice Services
Lake Charles, LA
Kelly Dedel, Ph.D.
Director, One in 37 Research, Inc.
Consultant, Annie E. Casey Foundation and Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.
Former Director of the Office of Corrections Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Former Pennsylvania Commissioner of Children and Youth
Court-appointed monitor in federal civil rights cases
Senior Staff Counsel, ACLU National Prison Project
Executive Director, PbS Learning Institute
Author, “Growing Up Locked Down”
San Francisco, California
Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Juvenile Law Center
Youth Partnership Consultant
Director, Homeland Security & Public Safety Division, National Governors Association
Mikah Owen, M.D., M.P.H.
Fellow, Community and Societal Pediatrics
University of Florida College of Medicine
Director, Youthful Offender Unit, Mississippi Department of Corrections
Attorney for Venida Browder in lawsuit against New York City
New York, NY
Justice Program Manager, National Association of Counties
President, America Psychiatric Association
Former Director, Center for Health of Justice Involved Youth, University of Tennessee
Kim Brooks Tandy
Former Executive Director, Children’s Law Center
Gabriel Twose, Ph.D.
Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer
Public Interest Government Relations Office
American Psychological Association
Andrea Weisman, Ph.D.
Mental Health Consultant
Former Director of Health Services, DC Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services
Former Director of Mental Health Services at the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
Former Director of Mental Health Services, District of Columbia Jail
Youth Policy Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights
San Francisco, CA