Juvenile Justice Trauma-Informed Practice

University of Illinois Springfield

Public Affairs Center (PAC) – Room C/D

June 29, 2017 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

The Juvenile Justice Council of Sangamon County, in collaboration with the Child Protection Training Academy at the University of Illinois Springfield, is bringing together experts in the field of trauma informed care with juvenile justice professionals to explore evidence based practices and strategies that can impact juvenile delinquency recidivism rates and help to redirect youth who are considered at risk for involvement in the juvenile justice system.

Where to park


  • Julian Ford, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Director of the University of Connecticut Health Center Child Trauma Clinic; Director of Center for Trauma Response Recovery and Preparedness
  • Sara Balgoyen, Executive Director, Illinois Balanced and Restorative Justice Project (IBARJ)
  • Alonzo DeCarlo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Illinois, Champaign – Urbana
  • Betsy Goulet, D.P.A., Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, and Coordinator, Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) Program, University of Illinois Springfield
  • Susan Evans, Executive Director, Child Protection Training Academy, University of Illinois Springfield

Conference Materials

A Developmental Trauma Approach to Helping Children and Families Recover from Trauma pptx – Ford (PDF)

Creating a Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice Practice and System pptx – Ford (PDF)

Trauma Informed Practice for Child Welfare pptx – Goulet & Evans (PDF)

Continuing Education Units

CEUs/CLEs will be awarded to the following:

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)
  • Attorneys


Online registration is closed.



Conference is free. Mandatory working lunch is $20, payable by check or money order only.

Make check or money order payable to: University of Illinois Springfield

Send payment to:

University of Illinois Springfield
1 University Plaza
MS PAC 451
Springfield, IL 62703

Please note: Payment is due in our office by June 26, 2017.


Send email to Lorena Johnson for more information.