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Are the Kids Alright? COVID-19 and Youth Forum


About the Forum

Organized by the NYS Youth Justice Institute, this series of web-based panel discussions explores the pandemic’s current and foreseeable impacts on children, teens, and young adults, as well as innovative approaches to the present crisis.

Each panel focuses on a key environment affected by the pandemic and relevant to justice-involved youth: their homes, schools, communities, justice systems, as well as detention and placement settings.

Experts from diverse fields examine these issues while centering on the disparate impacts of COVID-19 on historically marginalized populations. Join us in reimagining a more equitable, compassionate, and empirically-driven youth justice system.