Juvenile Justice: What’s Needed?

Come hear the first of our Second Tuesday series of panel discussions: Juvenile Justice: Are we improving outcomes for youth?

When: Tuesday, September 11 at 7 PM

Where: the Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Hawthorne, Portland.


Panelists include Kimberly McCullough, Policy Director for ACLU Oregon, Babak Zolfaghari-Azar, Family Care Manager, Community Healing Initiative Program, and DeAnna Horne, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. They will review the history and impacts of Measure 11 on the juvenile justice system

Measure 11 and the juvenile Justice System

According to Multnomah County information, “Oregon voters approved Ballot Measure 11 in November 1994 to apply mandatory minimum prison sentences to certain crimes against persons …, with no possibility for any reduction in sentence, such as for good behavior. Measure 11 also mandates that juveniles age 15 and older, charged with the felonies…be tried as adults.

Panelists will tell the stories of youth who are impacted by the juvenile justice system and describe community responses that are shown to improve outcomes. The speakers will discuss legislative remedies that they believe would improve the juvenile justice system, and they will answer questions from the audience.

Getting there & hearing the program

The Multnomah County Building is easily accessed by public transportation, TriMet options include bus lines 4, 6, 10, 14, 15, and the Portland Streetcar. If you drive, parking is available on the street.

The League of Women Voters Civic Education programs are free and open to the public.  MetroEast Community Media records these programs for rebroadcast and streaming on this website, lwvpdx.org.  The Carol and Velma Saling Foundation and the Multnomah Bar Foundation provided grants to pay for the recordings


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