Teens, Technology and Your Program: Some Social & Legal Implications

Posted by Philadelphia Youth Network on May 4, 2015

Teens, Technology and Your Program: Some Social & Legal Implications

May 19, 2015 10:00 am to 11:15 AM

What are your responsibilities if youth in your programs are engaged in cyber bullying? What do you do if teens are sexting or otherwise sending sexually explicit material to one another, especially in light of the recent criminalization of these activities for minors? For a discussion of these and other technology related issues, please join legal representatives from the Juvenile Law Center and the Defender Association of Philadelphia. Get your questions answered, find out what the law says and learn what strategies your peers are using in their programs to address these matters.

About the Presenters:

Riya Saha Shah, Esquire, Staff Attorney, Juvenile Law Center

Riya Saha Shah joined Juvenile Law Center in September 2005 as the fourth Sol and Helen Zubrow Fellow in Children’s Law. While at Juvenile Law Center, Riya has represented youth in dependency court, written amicus briefs, and conducted trainings for child-serving professionals and youth. Riya also leads Juvenile Law Center’s efforts on juvenile record expungement and has written extensively on this topic as well. Riya also works with others in the office employing legislative and litigation strategies to combat the criminalization of consensual teen technology use and works with Pennsylvania legislators to implement juvenile justice systems reform. During the Fall term, Riya co-teaches a Juvenile Justice Seminar at University of Pennsylvania Law School with her colleague, Jessica Feierman.

Jennifer Lutz, Esquire, Juvenile Justice Policy Attorney & Director of Training, Juvenile Unit, Defender Association of Philadelphia

Jennifer Lutz has been an attorney with the Defender Association of Philadelphia since 2005. In addition to conducting all training for attorneys in the Juvenile Unit, she engages the Court, the District Attorney, treatment providers, and other stakeholders on policy issues to improve the quality of representation for indigent children in Pennsylvania. She conducts trainings across the country on representing children charged with sexual offenses and collateral consequences of juvenile adjudications of delinquency. She sits on committees for the Philadelphia Courts & Communities, Youth Violent Injury Review Panel, Legal Rights of Children, and the Philadelphia Prison Society. Prior to joining the Juvenile Unit of the Defender, Jennifer also represented adults charged with felonies in bench and jury trials. Jennifer received her B.A. in Art History from Duke University and her J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.

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