Symposium: “For Their Own Good?” Children in the Adult Criminal Justice System

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The Center for Children, Law & Policy at the University of Houston Law Center and the ACLU of Texas are proud to host a legal symposium and community forum entitled “FOR THEIR OWN GOOD?” CHILDREN IN THE ADULT CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.

When:  Friday, October 22, 2010

Time:  12:30-4:30pm

Where:  University of Houston Law Center, Krost Hall, 100 Law Center, Houston, TX 77204

Panelists will be discussing various sides of the issues confronting children that are certified to stand trial as adults.  Speakers include the Honorable Beverly Malazzo of the Harris County Juvenile District Courts, the Honorable Mike Schneider of the 315th Juvenile District Court of Harris County, Professor Ellen Marrus of the Center for Children, Law & Policy, pro bono attorney Christine Wood, Lisa Graybill of the ACLU of Texas, and Chris Vogel of the Houston Press.

We welcome everyone with an interest in juvenile law and children’s rights to attend the symposium.  The cost for community members is free, and just $25 for attorneys seeking CLE credit.  Please RSVP to (713) 743-1967 or  We look forward to seeing you!

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