Juvenile Justice & the Adolescent Brain: Is Healthy Neurodevelopment a Civil Right?

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    March 12, 2015 | The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center of Harvard Medical School

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    An event sponsored by the MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior
    March 12, 2015 | The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center of Harvard Medical School

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    Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD is Faculty in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (forensic psychology, Concentration in Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience) and Associate Vice President for Community Engagement at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. He is also Senior Associate at the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice. Dr. Kinscherff also serves as a forensic examiner for the Massachusetts Parole Board with a focus upon assessments of adults convicted of homicides and with significant mental health needs. Dr. Kinscherff has held various government, teaching, professional service, and policy advisory/development positions, reflecting interests in clinical and forensic practice with juvenile and adult offenders, risk assessment and management, ideologically-motivated violence, and the developmental impact of childhood exposures to adversity and trauma.

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    An event sponsored by the MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior
    March 12, 2015 | The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center of Harvard Medical School

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    Leah Somerville, PhD is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and Director of the Affective Neuroscience and Development Laboratory. Dr. Somerville is also a faculty member of the Harvard Center for Brain Science and the Harvard Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative. Professor Somerville’s research focuses on drawing linkages between trajectories of brain development and changes in emotional, social, and regulatory processes as they change throughout adolescence. Currently, her work has focused on understanding how social and emotional cues selectively influence adolescents’ decision making capabilities, how incentives shape adolescent regulatory behavior, and the neurodevelopmental mechanisms that underlie heightened anxiety and self-conscious emotion during adolescence.

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    An event sponsored by the MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior
    March 12, 2015 | The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center of Harvard Medical School

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    Thomas Grisso, PhD is Professor Emeritus in Psychiatry (Clinical Psychology) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In addition to engaging in research and teaching in the University's Law and Psychiatry Program, he consults to federal and state programs on policy and forensic practice in the juvenile justice system. Research performed with the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice was relied upon by the U.S. Supreme Court in its recent decisions against the death penalty and limiting the sentence of life without parole for crimes committed during adolescence.

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    An event sponsored by the MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior
    March 12, 2015 | The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center of Harvard Medical School

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    Jeanne Tomich, PhD is the Assistant Director of Clinical Services for the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services. Dr. Tomich supports efforts in delivering appropriate clinical services to youth in the juvenile justice system and provides consultation to DYS clinical staff and administrators. Dr. Tomich oversees numerous clinical strategies for DYS including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Family Engagement initiatives. She previously worked in the Massachusetts Court Clinic system for 10 years and is trained as a forensic psychologist. During that time she participated in the study of adjudicative competence in juveniles as part of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network.

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