Special Session

Monday, February 5, 2023

12:00 - 3:00p


How to Change Hearts and Minds on Emerging Adults:

In this moderated panel discussion, we'll bust common myths and provide tangible strategies for addressing challenges and barriers to improving how the justice system responds to emerging adults (age 18-24).


Liz Hassett

Liz Hassett serves as a Grant Manager for all Pennington County departments and manages the Safety and Justice Challenge work for Pennington County. Prior to this role she was the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) Coordinator at both the local level for Pennington County and Statewide for South Dakota. Prior to this work, Liz worked in various human services capacities with the Department of Social Services and the Department of Corrections.

Teri Deal

Teri Deal, M.Ed. joined the National Center for State Courts as a Principal Court Management Consultant in 2019 after several years of experience working in juvenile and family court research settings and in direct service to system-involved youth and families. Her work at NCSC focuses on child, youth, and family justice with a specific emphasis on implementing and evaluating court practices, continuous quality improvement, and systems change efforts Prior to joining NCSC, Ms. Deal spent nearly a decade as a researcher at the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ), the research arm of the National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Her work there primarily focused on supporting juvenile justice systems, courts, agencies, and programs to collect and use data to improve outcomes for youth and families.  At NCJJ, she was the project director for the development of the Fundamental Measures of Juvenile Justice, led a multi-state study of juvenile recidivism, and authored several resources related to performance measurement, continuous quality improvement, and juvenile justice reform. 

Eric Maly

Eric Maly joined Nebraska probation in 2019 and has served as the Alternatives to Incarceration Programs and Services Specialist prior to becoming Director of Adult Services in August of 2022.  In his current role, he oversees the AOCP’s new approach to Emerging Adult Case Management, High Risk Adult Supervision, and Safety Training.  Eric previously worked in youth detention facilities in Chicago from 1999-2017 and served as the Director of Programs for The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri from 2017-2019.

Contributing Sponsors

FIELDWARE | Lanyards  

Also, special thanks goes to our Corporate Members!