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November 5, 2021

How to represent youth in Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings and win the fight. Mr. Keenan-Devlin was named Executive Director on July 1, 2016. In addition to ensuring the effective implementation of the Moran Center’s strategic vision, Mr. Keenan-Devlin continues to represent youth in juvenile delinquency proceedings and serves as a certified trainer in juvenile defense practices. Previously, Mr. Keenan-Devlin served as the Deputy Director/Staff Attorney of the Moran Center – representing youth in juvenile delinquency and school law proceedings, as well as leading the agency’s development efforts. Mr. Keenan-Devlin’s experience in the area of public policy in Illinois, as well as his strong ties to the community, serve him well in his role at the Moran Center. Mr. Keenan-Devlin previously worked as the Health Policy Advocate for the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and as Legislative Director of Citizen Action/Illinois. He has also held numerous leadership roles in various local civic and community organizations and has been recognized for his service by the NAACP Evanston/North Shore Chapter and New Leaders Council. Mr. Keenan-Devlin graduated cum laude from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Music and then received his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Mr. Keenan-Devlin serves on the Boards of the Sheil Catholic Center at Northwestern University and Citizen Action/Illinois. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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