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Advocacy Call on Juvenile Life Without Parole
Speakers: Erin Davies, Children's Law Center, Inc. (Kentucky); Deborah St. Jean, Juvenile Protection Division, Maryland State Public Defender Moderator: Cathryn Crawford, Defense Attorney/Juvenile Justice Expert
Speakers: Cathryn Crawford, Defense Attorney/Juvenile Justice Expert; Mary Ann Scali, National Juvenile Defender Center; Dr. Jennifer Woolard, Georgetown University
Speakers: Kristin Henning, Georgetown Law; Dr. Jennifer Woolard, Georgetown University
Speakers: Stephen Harper, Paul Mones
Speakers: Stephen Harper, Carol Kolinchak, Sonya Rudenstine Moderator: Marsha Levick