This weekend several of our scholars will be in Seattle for the annual National Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit. The Summit is a three-day conference where juvenile defenders from every state meet to discuss and learn about important issues facing our youth and those who defend them. Topics at past conferences have included immigration issues (such as the DREAM Act), technology’s effect on children, sexting, education, disabilities, race, gender, legal rights of children, LGBTQ, and bullying. Our scholars will attend break out sessions and hear from speakers about these pressing issues and will also have the opportunity to meet with juvenile defenders around the country. We look forward to learning a lot of valuable information this weekend and making new connections! Look for upcoming blog posts where we will write about what we learned.