Emerging Issues in Juvenile Court: 2016 NCBA Juvenile Justice & Children’s Rights Section Annual Meeting

The 2016 CLE and annual meeting of the NC Bar Association Juvenile Justice and Children’s Rights Section will be held May 19, 2016 from 8:30 to 2:30.  Entitled “Emerging Issues in Juvenile Court” the conference will touch on many issues impacting youth and the law, including: the new concurrent planning law in child welfare cases, preventing school suspensions for juveniles with special education needs, post-disposition advocacy tools for juvenile defenders, keeping older juveniles out of court through misdemeanor diversion programs, and addressing ethical dilemmas in juvenile court. Click here for more information.

 

Wake Forest Law Review Spring 2016 symposium:“Implementing De-Incarceration Strategies: Policies and Practices to Reduce Crime and Mass Incarceration,” on Friday, April 1, 2016.

The Wake Forest Law Review invites you to attend its Spring 2016 symposium, “Implementing De-Incarceration Strategies: Policies and Practices to Reduce Crime and Mass Incarceration,” on Friday, April 1. The symposium will begin at 8:45 a.m. in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event is free and open to the public. For more information click here.

Save the Date: Southern Juvenile Defender Center Annual Regional Summit, Charlotte NC, June 17 and 18, 2016

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The Southern Juvenile Defender Center (SJDC) is the resource center for the National Juvenile Defender Center for seven states in the southeast (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana).  SJDC provides technical resources, training and community building to juvenile defense attorneys.  Since 2011, SJDC has hosted a day and a half Regional Summit, held annually in the summer, providing specific juvenile defense training with presenters from around the region and around the country.  The 2016 Regional Summit will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, with the theme focusing on the fifth anniversary of the United State Supreme Court decision  J.D.B. v. North Carolina.  

New Report: Future Interrupted: The Collateral Damage Caused by Proliferation of Juvenile Records

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The Juvenile Law Center recently released Future Interrupted: The Collateral Damage Caused by Proliferation of Juvenile Records.  This document contains valuable information for defenders in providing clients with guidance on the impact of juvenile adjudications and how those adjudications may be held against them in the future.  Of particular interest would be the sections on the economic argument against proliferation of records, and the collateral consequences of juvenile adjudication adjudications, including educational and employment impacts.

Applying the Reasonable Child Standard to Juvenile Interrogations After J.D.B. v. North Carolina

 

Picture2Last week we posted a blog with a preview of UNC School of Government Professor LaToya Powell’s upcoming Juvenile Law Bulletin.  The Bulletin, Applying the Reasonable Child Standard to Juvenile Interrogations After J.D.B. v. North Carolina, is now available.

The Bulletin provides a step-by-step history and deconstruction of the traditional Miranda analysis before and after J.D.B., reviewing both North Carolina and national decisions on the interpretation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision.

Most helpful to defenders will be Professor Powell’s review of how other objective factors are weighed in the custody analysis (Section III.B.), listing seven important factual considerations when custody is in question.  Another bonus of the Bulletin is Professor Powell’s footnoted discussion of the “reasonable child” standard as it applies to searches in North Carolina under In re I.R.T., 184 N.C. app. 579 (2007).