Shireman Memorial Lecture Featuring Juvenile Justice Expert Shay Bilchik
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 4:30pm to Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 6:00pm
Shireman Memorial Lecture Featuring Juvenile Justice Expert Shay Bilchik


If We Knew Then What We Know Now:

Implications for Juvenile Justice Policy in America

Join us for this opportunity to hear from a national leader in juvenile justice reform speak to the issue of improving systemic coordination and outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

A local panel of experts will follow the lecture presentation with special guest moderator, Dr. David Springer – our incoming Dean of the School of Social Work. Don’t miss it!

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Thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible!

  • School of Social Work
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice Department
  • Reclaiming Futures
  • Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services
  • Regional Research Institute for Human Services

Speaker Bio:
Shay Bilchik is the founder and Director of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute.  The Center’s purpose is to advance a balanced, multi-systems approach to reducing juvenile delinquency that promotes positive child and youth development, while also holding youth accountable. This work is carried out through the dissemination of papers on key topics; the sponsorship of symposia; Certificate Programs at Georgetown providing leaders with intensive learning opportunities and ongoing support in their systems improvement efforts; and multi-site demonstration projects.  Prior to joining the Institute on March 1, 2007, Mr. Bilchik was the President and CEO of the Child Welfare League of America, a position he held from February of 2000. Prior to his tenure at CWLA, Shay headed up the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in the U.S. Department of Justice, where he advocated for and supported a balanced and multi-systems approach to attacking juvenile crime and addressing child victimization.  Before coming to the nation's capital, Mr. Bilchik was an Assistant State Attorney in Miami, Florida from 1977-1993, where he served as a trial lawyer, juvenile division chief, and Chief Assistant State Attorney. Mr. Bilchik earned his B.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Florida. He and his wife Susan are the proud parents of two young adults, Melissa and Zach.

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