SCHEDULE

 

FEATURING JUVENILE JUSTICE EXHIBITS:

Talking Wall

Creative Expressions

 

ALSO FEATURED:

Black Voting Rights : Fighting for an Equal Voice

8:15 AM

BREAKFAST & SUMMIT OPENING PLENARY

Mistress of Ceremony: Victoria Henderson Weber, President of Des Moines Branch NAACP 

Summit Invocation: Dedric Doolin, President of Cedar Rapids NAACP

DMACC Welcome: Rob Denson, President of Des Moines Area Community College

Summit Welcome: Betty C. Andrews, President of Iowa-Nebraska NAACP & Founder of Iowa Summit on Justice and Disparities

Introduction of Keynote: Deidre DeJear, Small Business Owner

Opening Keynote: Daphne Robinson, J.D., M.P.H., Author of Delinquent: How the American Juvenile Justice System is Failing Black Children

DAPHNE ROBINSON BIO

 

9:45 AM - 10:40 AM

PLENARY POWER PANEL

Status Update Panel: Iowa Criminal Justice Reform. Have We Moved Forward? Various state justice related officials and advocates review recent reform efforts, the disparities that persist, and share how they are working to change them.

Moderator: Joshua V. Barr, Esq., Raising the Barr

Panelist: Dr. Beth Skinner, Director of Iowa Department of Corrections; Mayor John Haila, Vice Chair of Justice Advisory Committee; Eugene Kowel, Special Agent in Charge. Federal Bureau of Investigations; Kevin Schneider, Sheriff of Polk Country; Jessica Reynolds, Executive Director of County Attorneys Association; Kim Carson, Director of Education and Human Capital Development, Iowa Judicial Branch

 

10:45 AM -1 1:35 AM

WORKSHOP SESSION ONE 

SESSION 1 WORKSHOPS

11:40 AM - 12:25 PM 

WORKSHOP SESSION 2 

SESSION 2 WORKSHOPS

12:25 PM - 1:30 PM

SUMMIT LUNCHEON

LUNCH MENU

Master of Ceremonies: Bruce Teague, Mayor of Iowa City

Virtual Greetings: Kim Reynolds, Iowa Governor 

One Economy Report: Teree Caldwell Johnson, Chair of Director's Council 

Sponsor Remarks and Introduction of Keynote: Geoff Fruin, City Manager of Iowa City

Luncheon Keynote: Flynn D. Broady, JR., Ahmaud Arbery Case District Attorney Cobb County, GA

FLYNN D. BROADY JR, BIO

Announcement from the Iowa Supreme Court: Chad Jensen, Director of Juvenile Court Services 

Acknowledgement: Dedric Doolin, National NAACP Board Member and President of Cedar Rapids NAACP

2:25 PM - 3:10 PM

SPECIAL PLENARY POWER PANEL

JUVENILE JUSTICE IN IOWA:  IS THE SYSTEM FAILING BLACK YOUTH? According to the Sentencing Project, African American youth in Iowa are more likely to be detained in the juvenile justice system than youth in any other state in the nation, at a rate of 721 per 100,000 compared to 83 per 100,000 for White youth.   A 2020 Report from The Iowa Department of Human Rights Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning Division identifies areas of racial and ethnic disparities in Iowa’s juvenile justice system. This panel will weigh in on systemic changes needed to eliminate these disparities.

Moderator:  Pete McRoberts, Policy Director for ACLU. Panelists: Chad Jensen, Director of Juvenile Court Services; Ako Abdul-Samad, State Representative and Founder of Creative Visions Human Development Center; Romonda Belcher, District Associate Judge, 5th Judicial District; Jerry Foxhoven, Attorney and Author of Juvenile Delinquency Law and Procedure; Steve Michael, Division Administrator, Department of Human Rights, Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning; Tom Newkirk, Attorney and Implicit Bias Facilitator 

REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE OUTSIDE MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM

3:20 PM - 4:05 PM

WORKSHOP SESSION 3

 

SESSION 3 WORKSHOPS

4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

CLOSING CHARGE & STRATEGIC TAKE-AWAYS

Closing Strategy Session:  Betty C. Andrews, President, of the Iowa-Nebraska NAACP & Founder of the Iowa Summit on Justice & Disparities