Anne Hobbs, Ph.D., Speaks at 17th Annual Melaka International Youth Dialogue Conference
Anne Hobbs, Ph.D., director of the University of Nebraska Omaha Juvenile Justice Institute (JJI) recently spoke at the 17th Annual Melaka International Youth Dialogue Conference held in Melaka, Malaysia July 10-13, 2017 addressing delegates from more than 40 countries. Hobbs addressed diversion programs and the better outcomes they provide for lower risk youth. She shared the stage with Ms. Monica Miles-Steffens, who spoke to evidence-based practices used in juvenile probation.
The conference was sponsored by the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), which is an international coordinating body of national youth councils and organizations representing 140 member organization from all continents. Founded in 1949, WAY has general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and works for the promotion of youth and youth organizations in program areas such as: youth employment, environment, human rights, democracy, population, health, drugs, community development, leadership training and now juvenile justice.
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Article published July, 2017