Afterschool Webinar:

From Prevention to Diversion: The Role of Afterschool in the Juvenile Justice System

Thursday, Jun 4, 2020 02:00 PM ET

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About this webinar:

In the United States, involvement with the juvenile justice system can have a long-lasting negative impact on a person’s life. When youth are placed in detention facilities, their education, ties to society, and lives are disrupted; yet any involvement with the justice system—regardless of incarceration—can have implications for one’s future career and educational opportunities.


Afterschool and summer learning programs can mitigate risk and support the development of protective factors that help keep young people out of the juvenile justice system, as well as serve as an alternative to detention. Join us for a conversation with three programs spotlighted in an upcoming Afterschool Alliance issue brief, “From Prevention to Diversion: The Role of Afterschool in the Juvenile Justice System,” to hear how they have successfully implemented afterschool programs that serve as a support for youth at risk of becoming involved or currently involved with the juvenile justice system. In this webinar, we will explore the ways afterschool programs leverage programming opportunities, partnerships, and coordinated efforts to keep young people safe, connect them to the supports they need, and help build protective factors and positive social relationships that lead to bright futures.



  • Marcel Braithwaite, Director of Community Engagement, NYC Police Athletic League


  • Christy Gallese, Director of Burlington Expanded Learning Opportunities
  • Catherine Gunderson, Executive Director, The Center for Restorative Youth Justice
  • Kaylee Milliner, Center Coordinator, Promise South Salt Lake’s Hser Ner Moo Community and Welcome Center
  • Erin Hegarty, Executive Associate, Afterschool Alliance