QUALITY EDUCATION FOR MINORITIES (QEM) NETWORK 

Second Professional Development Workshop for Criminal Justice Faculty and Administrators at
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the Mid-Atlantic Region 

601 New Jersey Ave. NW● Washington, DC 20006 

Suite #420 

Monday-Tuesday, July 15- 16, 2019 

AGENDA 

PURPOSE: Professional development workshop for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the Mid-Atlantic to increase their capacity to: undertake responsive curriculum reforms; conduct research on equity in juvenile justice; and pursue external funding opportunities. 

MONDAY, July 15 

10:30 Set up/Registration 

11:00 Opening Plenary Session: 
-Welcome, Introductions, and Review of Workshop 
Ivory Toldson, President and CEO, QEM Network 

11:15 Overview of Institutional Teams Projects 
What are the Opportunities and Innovations in Juvenile Justice Reforms? 
Coppin State University 
Howard University 
University of the District of Columbia 

12:00 Plenary Session: Working Lunch 
Building a Practice-focused Criminal/Juvenile Justice Curriculum/Program 
Kenya Washington Johnson
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice 
Florida A&M University 

1:00 Overview of Institutional Teams Projects 
What are the Opportunities and Innovations in Juvenile Justice Reforms? 
Delaware State University 
Virginia State University 
Bowie State University 

1:45 Keynote Plenary: Overview: Historical Context to Structural Racism in Juvenile Justice 
Creative Mechanisms for Dismantling Structural Racism and Eliminating Disparities in the
Juvenile Justice System (Race, Power, Policies, and Practices) 

James Bell, Founder and President,
W. Haywood Burns Institute 

2:30 Break 

2:45 Panel: Scholar Perspectives on Practice-focused Juvenile Justice Curriculum Reforms 
(Opportunities for Advocacy, Social Change, and Incorporating Race-equity Lens and Youth
Development Framework in the Curriculum) 
Moderator: David Brown, Senior Associate, The Annie E. Casey Foundation 

Panelists: 
· Camille Gibson, Interim Dean for the College of Juvenile Justice & Psychology and
Professor, Prairie View A&M University 

· William Rodriguez, Clinical Instructor in Youth Justice and Advocacy 
BU - Wheelock College of Education and Human Development 

· Kenya Washington-Johnson, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice 
Florida A&M University 

3:30 Concurrent Sessions: (See Assignment Sheet) 
Focus: Teams Meet with Content Experts to Discuss their Curriculum Reforms Efforts 
-Implications of Disproportionality in Criminal Justice Training and Research 
-Positive Youth Development, ACE and the Adolescent Brain 
-Restorative Justice and Community Justice Models 

Facilitators: 
Group 1: Kenya Washington-Johnson 
Group 2: Susan Frazier-Kouassi 

4:30 Adjournment, Day One 

TUESDAY, July 16 

AM 

9:00 Continental Breakfast 

9:30 Plenary Session: Leveraging Partnerships and Capacity to Conduct Meaningful Research and
Ensure Sustainability 

Susan Frazier-Kouassi, Prairie View A&M University 
Interactive Activity: Each Institution Describe Plan to Leverage Partnerships 

10:15 Panel: Publishing and Disseminating Juvenile Justice-related Research Findings 
-Telling Our Story to Diverse Audience 
Moderator: Leon Caldwell, CEO and President, Strategic Learning Partners, and 
Senior Consultant, QEM Network 

Panelists: 
Ivory Toldson, President and CEO 
QEM Network and Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Negro Education 

Menna Demessie, Vice President, Policy Analysis and Research
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. 

11:15 Break 

11:30 Panel: Funders and Collaborators 
-Specific Information to Advance Participant’s Abilities to Obtain Funding and/or Establish
Partnerships (Hands-on Guidance). 
Moderator: Ivory Toldson, President and CEO, QEM Network 

Panelists
David Brown, Senior Associate 
The Annie E. Casey Foundation 

Kevin A. Jenkins, Intergovernmental Affairs 
U.S. Department of Justice 
Office of Justice Programs 

Damon Hewitt, Executive Director 
The Executives' Alliance for Boys and Men of Color 

PM 

12:30 Working Lunch 
Diversity is our Reality 
Marginalization of Black LGBTQ/SGL Youth in Schools and in the Juvenile Justice System 

David Johns, Executive Director
National Black Justice Coalition 

1:30 Concurrent Sessions: (See Session Assignment Sheet) 
Focus: Building Research Capacity/Scholarly Productivity 
-Exploring Opportunities for Funding and Research Collaborations 
-Disseminating/Publishing Findings 

Facilitators: 
Group 1: Kenya Washington-Johnson 
Group 2: Susan Frazier-Kouassi 

2:30 Institutional Teams Share Actionable Next Steps 

3:00 Participants Complete Online Workshop Questionnaire 

-Closing Comments by Project Staff 

3:15 Adjournment