The National Juvenile Defender Center, Administrative Office of the Courts, and the Office of the Juvenile Defender has recently launched a North Carolina Gault at 50 Campaign webpage. The page includes a brief history of Gault, a description of how N.C. has been a leader in protecting children’s rights, quotes from major advocates for juvenile justice reform from around the state, info for upcoming events and articles highlighting Gault and Raise the Age. Please take a moment to check out the website here.
We’ve been pounding it into everyone’s memories for the last few weeks, and (unfortunately for everyone who already gets it) we will continue to do so for the next four weeks as well! With the 50th anniversary of In re Gault now exactly a month away more updates will be coming via blog posts and email blasts. If anyone involved in the juvenile justice system in N.C. feels inclined to share their ideas/plans for Gault at 50, please contact us so that we can add your event to the website as well.
There are several events for the Gault at 50 celebration still planned in various states for April and May and they can all be found listed under the “Upcoming Events” section of the NJDC website. Among these events they have also included a CLE in Cary hosted by the N.C. Bar Association titled “Juvenile Representation: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow“.
Our office will be announcing more events and ideas to get people involved in the celebration over the next few weeks on the Gault 50 website and this blog, so stay tuned for more to come!