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2013 Legislative Summit

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013


11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Brain Science and Kids: New Policy Approaches

Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B308/309
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
Continuing Legal Education
Kids' brains are different from adults', and a growing body of research on brain development and behavioral science is directing legislators to address policies to tackle risky behavior, prevent youth crime and reduce costs. Learn how states are reforming health care and justice systems and identifying ways to reduce teen pregnancy, drop-out rates, delinquency and crime.

  • Panelist:
  • Reginald Betts, Massachusetts
  • Dr. Elizabeth Cauffman, PhD, University of California
  • Maria Schneider, 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida
  • Representative Wendell Willard, Georgia

Sponsored By: NCSL gratefully acknowledges the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for sponsoring this session.