Leaders Gather at Juvenile Justice Summit

Judge Earnest Brown
Judge Earnest Brown

The room was filled with leaders in the field of juvenile justice in Arkansas as a two-day session got underway at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute.

Discussions focused on transforming outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system and finding early interventions to tackle the root causes of juvenile delinquency.

Judge Earnest Brown spoke about his experience as a juvenile judge and the gun violence intervention program that is underway in his community. He presides over the juvenile division at the Jefferson-Lincoln County Circuit Court in Pine Bluff.

Juvenile justice is the topic of the upcoming season of the Smart Justice podcast and magazine. The season will feature interviews with a Supreme Court justice, judges, members of law enforcement, former gang members, a prosecutor, and others.

Smart Justice is a magazine, podcast, and continuing news coverage from the nonprofit Restore Hope and covers the pursuit of better outcomes on justice system-related issues, such as child welfare, incarceration, and juvenile justice. Our coverage is solutions-oriented, focusing on the innovative ways in which communities are solving issues and the lessons that have been learned as a result of successes and challenges. 

The podcast is available on all major podcasting platforms.

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