The League of Women Voters Presents Panel Discussion of Emerging Programs

The public is invited to a discussion by a panel of experts about exciting and promising research and implementation of new programs to improve outcomes for youth in the child welfare and delinquency systems, at 7:00 PM Tuesday, March 10th, in the Board Room, Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Click Here for flyer

“Crossover Youth”: who they are and how child welfare and juvenile justice systems can work together to decrease recidivism and improve outcomes for youth in both systems. Learn about the Crossover Youth Practice Model and implementation of the model in Multnomah County, as well as what’s been learned there, and how it may influence future work. Find out about the Oregon Youth Authority’s new evaluation procedures and explore a recent study regarding children with both dependency and delinquency cases.

Meet the panel:
Deena Corso, MS, LPC is a Senior Manager with Multnomah County Department of Community Justice (DCJ), Juvenile Services Division.  Deena has been employed by Multnomah County for 23 years.  She is currently responsible for Pre-adjudication Services, Treatment Services, and Community Interface Services within the Juvenile Services Division.

Margaret J. F. Braun, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Analyst with the Oregon Youth Authority. Margaret joined the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA), the state’s juvenile justice agency, as a senior research analyst in 2013.  She currently serves as an evaluator for the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, and has published and contributed to numerous scholarly articles.

Shannon Myrick, Ph.D., is Strategic Initiatives Manager for the Oregon Youth Authority. She advises the agency’s leadership on data-based decision making. She was instrumental in developing OYA’s Youth Reformation System, a culture-changing initiative that uses advanced research to reduce victimization by helping troubled youth lead productive, crime-free lives.