Our next statewide call for juvenile defenders will be Wednesday, March 2nd at 1 PM. Call in number is 919-890-2204. Topics will include a discussion about contacting your client via social media, detention center visits, and any other issues you’d like to discuss. Looking forward to our discussion!
The North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System (NC CRED) is seeking a Program Manager to support its mission identify, document and alleviate disparities based on race and ethnicity in criminal and juvenile justice. NC CRED is a 501c3 organization funded by the American Bar Association and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation composed of representatives of law enforcement, prosecutors, criminal defense lawyers, public advocates, judges and other interested parties. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, social science, or a related field – advance degree, knowledge of the criminal justice system and statistical analysis preferred. Bar membership is a factor to be considered but is not required. Send letter and resume to RM Taylor, Jr. PO Box 10918, Raleigh, NC 28605.
UNC School of Government Professor LaToya Powell previews her upcoming Juvenile Law Bulletin considering a “reasonable juvenile” standard after J.D.B. v. North Carolina. Read her On the Civil Side blog here.
Just a quick reminder that spaces are still available for the March 9-11 Intensive Juvenile Defender Training. Click here for details.
Habekah Cannon is a second-year law student at North Carolina Central School of Law. She is a summa cum laude graduate of the esteemed Hampton University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. She was motivated to enroll in law school out of a love for public service and desire to advocate for juveniles.
Habekah is very passionate about promoting positive change in the juvenile justice system. In addition to law school, Habekah serves as a Guardian ad Litem in Durham County, where she advocates on behalf of abused and neglected children. She also volunteers at the Durham County Youth Home, where she works with juveniles to encourage positive behavior and self-image.
As an intern with the Office of the Juvenile Defender, her goal is to complement the mission of the office by assisting with matters that pertain to juvenile policy through legal research and memorandums, as well as gain valuable insight into the nuances of representing juveniles involved in delinquency matters.