There is a wave of new prosecutors redefining their role in youth justice. Gone are the days of measuring success in convictions and length of prison terms. Instead, these prosecutors are using the power they wield to lead significant reform movements by addressing issues of accountability and justice through a lens of fairness, equity and efficiency. Join three prosecutors from JDAI sites as they discuss their approach, the steps they’ve taken to implement change, and the challenges they’ve faced along the way.
Mark Soler,Executive Director, Center for Children’s Law and Policy
John Jordan, Juvenile Division Chief, Harris County (Texas)District Attorney’s Office
Robert Listenbee, First Assistant District Attorney, Philadelphia Office of the District Attorney
Philip Sanchez, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Juvenile Division, King County(Washington) Prosecuting Attorney’s Office