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Juvenile justice policy is lecture topic, Dec. 6

A lecture focusing on "Juvenile Justice Policy in the 21st Century" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in 16 Robertson Hall.

The talk will be presented by Laurence Steinberg, the Laura Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University, and Donald DeVore, director of juvenile services at the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.

Steinberg is a nationally recognized expert on psychological development during adolescence. His research has focused on a range of topics in the study of contemporary adolescence, including parent-adolescent relationships, adolescent employment, high school reform and juvenile justice.

DeVore is responsible for Connecticut's juvenile justice programs, girls' and boys' services and the Connecticut Juvenile Training School. He previously served as a federally appointed court monitor in Connecticut and was widely credited with upgrading three juvenile detention centers.

The talk is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for Research and Child Wellbeing as part of its "Researcher Meets Policy-Maker" series. 

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