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Hofstra Law to Host Summit on Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court

On Friday, March 7, 2014, Hofstra Law will host the Long Island Regional Leadership Summit on School-Justice Partnerships: Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court.

The Summit brings together more than 250 school teachers and administrators, attorneys, government officials, members of the judiciary, and local leaders to discuss promising and emerging practices and policies in education and the justice system. The goal of the Summit is to help children succeed in school and reduce the number of children entering the juvenile and adult court systems.

Judith S. Kaye, former chief judge of New York State and chair of the New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children, is the head organizer of the event. Professor Andrew Schepard, Hofstra Law student Mikila Thompson 3L and Franca Sachs, executive director of pro bono, externship and fellowship programs at Hofstra Law, have also helped organize the event. Hofstra Law students, including members of the Family Court Review and Child and Family Advocacy Fellows, will be volunteering as reporters at the event.

This Summit is one of six regional summits being convened across New York this year. Hofstra Law hosted the Statewide Leadership Summit in April 2013 and also helped organize the 2012 National Summit in New York City.