The Hon. Clarance Jones will discuss Connecticut’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems from 4:30-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the Quinnipiac University School of Law Center.

The Hon. Clarance Jones, a retired Superior Court judge, will discuss his novel, “Triumph,” which is about Connecticut’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems, from 4:30-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the Lynne L. Pantalena Law Library, Room 221, in the Quinnipiac University School of Law Center, 370 Bassett Road. This event is free and open to the public.

Jones’ novel opens with a young mother attempting to suffocate her infant daughter, Katie, to gain attention because of her Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a mental illness and a form of child abuse. People with this disorder are often caretakers of children, usually mothers, who either invent fake symptoms or cause real symptoms to make it look like their children are sick.

Katie’s journey, through her rescue and placement into foster care, opens the door into the cloistered world of juvenile-court justice, a system where juveniles are locked away from public view in jail cells, foster homes and therapeutic residential centers.

Jones is a former president of the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts and the Connecticut Judges Association. He was educated at Tuskegee University and Howard Law School.

For more information, call 203-582-8652.

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