JU Public Policy: Juvenile Justice Policy Forum

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On November 20, 2014 JU Public Policy Institute will host State Attorney Angela Corey, Sheriff John Rutherford, Public Defender Matt Shirk and Judge Henry Davis for their Juvenile Justice Policy Forum.

MetroJacksonville.com has partnered with JU Public Policy in order to magnify the need for sophisticated policy development and implementation in the Jacksonville metro area and beyond. In about three years, the decidedly apolitical JU Public Policy Institute has brought together power brokers from all aspects of our society through their conferences, forums and panels. The Institute is situated to become the nucleus of policy research for the region and will very likely become the goto organization to manage policy discussions and provide objective policy analysis.  

This Thursday, JU Public Policy Institute hosts:

Juvenile Justice Policy: Our Future
Davis College of Business, 1st Floor; Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. N.
November 20, 2014
Reception 6pm; Program 7 to 8:30pm
Free and open to the public
EVENT CONTACT: Rick A. Mullaney, Director, Public Policy Institute, (904) 256-7342, rmullan1@ju.edu
RSVP: ppi@ju.edu

Has juvenile justice become arduous and contradictory, expensive and ineffective?

JU Public Policy Institute will discuss the difficult issues surrounding juvenile justice with four key individuals, regionally renown for their functions in the Florida criminal justice system.

The conversation will focus on Duval County but will expand to state and national trends.

There will be time for questions. JU Public Policy Institute is decidedly apolitical. It is the hope of The Institute that individuals of differing opinions and perspectives attend.

Below are insightful talks about juvenile justice. One is from TEDxJacksonville and the other is from TED national.

Attorney Hank Coxe, When will your child be eligible for parole?. Source: TEDxJacksonville

Stephen Dare and Arash Kamiar interview Hank Coxe and Gray Thomas on Juvenile Justice

Read the transcript here
Follow the conversation here

Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice

Angela B. Corey, State Attorney, Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida

Angela Corey is a native of Jacksonville. A 32-year veteran prosecutor, Ms. Corey is in her third term as State Attorney. During her initial 25 years in the Fourth Judicial Circuit, Ms. Corey tried hundreds of cases, including 50 homicides. In 2007, Corey joined the 7th Judicial Circuit as an Assistant State Attorney in the homicide investigative unit, then was elected to serve as the State Attorney of the 4th Judicial Circuit of Florida in 2008. Ms. Corey has devoted time to training police and prosecutors, achieved Board Certification in Criminal Trial Law, and is involved in several community and civic activities. She received her J.D. from the University of Florida in 1979.

John H. Rutherford, Sheriff, Jacksonville

Sheriff John H. Rutherford has served three terms as Jacksonville Sheriff and was elected each time with a sweeping mandate from the citizens of Duval County. He’s now in his 40th year with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, where he attained the ranks of sergeant, lieutenant and captain, and then was appointed by then Sheriff James McMillan to the rank of Chief. Sheriff Rutherford is a graduate of Florida State University, the FBI National Academy and the FBI’s Executive Institute.

Matt Shirk, Public Defender, Fourth Judicial Circuit

Matt Shirk began his second term as public defender in January 2013. Since taking office in 2009, he has formed one of Florida’s first Veteran Treatment Courts, implemented cost-saving technologies and launched a Resource Recovery Program. In 2010, he established Vision for Excellence summer camp, which provides young people educational resources, interaction with positive role models and community-building opportunities. He received his J.D. from Florida Coastal School of Law in 1999.

The Honorable Henry E. Davis, Circuit Court Judge, Fourth Judicial Circuit

The Honorable Judge Henry E. Davis is a native of Jacksonville. After practicing law with the U.S. Justice Department and in private practice for several years, he began his judicial career with his appointment to circuit judge by Gov. Lawton Chiles in 1992. Judge Davis has presided in assignments to the civil, family, criminal (felony), and juvenile delinquency/dependency divisions of the Fourth Judicial Circuit. Judge Davis is a member of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners and the Florida Commission on Ethics. He received his J.D. from Florida State University in 1975.