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Saturday, March 24 • 9:30am - 10:55am
North Carolina Raises the Age: Changes to Schools and Judicial System

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No matter what the offense, North Carolina’s century-old policy of sending 16- and 17-year-olds to adult jails and branding them with lifelong criminal records should end.  In 2017 after many years of lobbying and advocacy, and numerous studies North Carolina lawmakers agreed to change the law for youth accused of misdemeanors and low-level felonies such as larcenies, break-ins and other non-violent crimes. The change will be implemented in 2019.  This panel will discuss its impact and the development of interagency policy changes locally and state-wide toward ending the practice of sending young people into the adult prison system.

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Chief District Court Judge J. H. Corpening II

Judge J.H. Corpening, chief district judge of the Fifth Judicial District.
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Frankie Roberts

Frankie Roberts was born and raised in Wilmington NC.   He went to private school in his early years (K-8th grade) and he graduated from John T Hoggard High School. He owned and operated a community-based barbershop for approximately 18 years where he received his informal education... Read More →
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Dr. Janna Robertson

UNCW | Southeastern North Carolina Dropout Prevention Coalition
Dr. Janna Robertson has been an educator for over 30 years and is currently a professor at UNCW. Her research and publications focus in the areas of dropout prevention, teacher preparation, arts education, and community service learning. Dr. Robertson has been an educational consultant... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:55am EDT
Room A