Juveniles as adults in the justice system is focus of workshop

The George Warren Brown School of Social Work and the School of Law will host a workshop titled “Certification of Juveniles as Adults in the Criminal Justice System” from 8:30 a.m.-noon March 9 in Brown Hall Lounge.

This workshop, presented by the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home (MBCH) Professional Development Institute, will identify and review the process by which juveniles are certified as adults and the significant changes made in this process over the last several years. Participants will discuss a case that served as a national benchmark in changing the way the justice system treats juveniles in the United States.

Clinical psychologist Daniel Cuneo, Ph.D., will serve as the course instructor. He served as director of clinical services at Chester Mental Health Center, the Illinois maximum-security forensic facility.

Cuneo is one of the founders of Clinical Systems, a program set up for the evaluation and treatment of sexual offenders, and is a co-author of “The Fitness Game,” an educational tool designed to teach concepts necessary for an individual to become fit to stand trial. “The Fitness Game” is used in 15 states and the federal system.

The MBCH Professional Development Institute was incorporated in 1997 to facilitate and promote educational activities and service programs related to providing care for children and providing preventive and redemptive services for children, parents and families.

Workshop tuition is $95, and advance registration is required.

For more information or to register, contact workshop coordinator Iris Kirkland at 739-6811 ex. 302 or pdi.registration@mbch.org.