Welcome to the first episode of These Are Our Kids: A Podcast for JDAIconnect. We asked Nate Balis to join us as our first-ever guest and he sat down with us at his office in Baltimore to discuss his vision for the podcast as a platform on JDAIconnect. He also outlined the four themes that will be highlighted on JDAIconnect this year – fundamentals, equity and inclusion, probation transformation and family and youth engagement.
Listen to the episode to hear Nate’s “WHY”, to hear him unpack “constructive dissatisfaction”, and to hear his hopes for the podcast platform. Nate also gives a special shout-out to Catherine Horejes and Raquel Mariscal. You'll have to listen to find out why!
Nate references Transforming Probation: A Vision for Getting it Right and a video from the first day of the 21-Day Equity Habit-Building Challenge, What is Your Why.
Nate is the Director of the Juvenile Justice Strategy Group at The Annie E. Casey Foundation. You can learn more about Nate from his profile on the Casey Foundation’s website and through his “On Location” series on JDAIconnect.
Looking forward to your comments and suggestion about the podcast.
We hope you enjoy Episode 1 of These Are Our Kids: A Podcast for JDAIconnect.