To reduce the number of notifications hitting the inboxes of our subscribers, our office will be posting these weekly summaries of our activities and updates. We hope that this new trend will be more convenient for everyone going forward! This week we participated in a webinar, Professor LaToya Powell published a new entry about restitution in the On the Civil Side blog, and we’ve added a new page to our site! Read on for more details.
On Tuesday, N.C. Juvenile Defender Eric Zogry joined Kirstin Cornnell, director of operations at the Delaware Center for Justice, and Christina Gilbert, senior staff attorney and policy counsel at the National Juvenile Defender Center, for the National Juvenile Justice Network’s Access to Counsel webinar. During the one-hour webinar, the three presenters each spoke briefly about children’s rights to counsel and discussed efforts in the country to improve the juvenile justice system where needed.
On Wednesday, Professor LaToya Powell published a new entry on the UNC School of Government’s On the Civil Side blog, titled “Ordering Restitution In A Juvenile Delinquency Case”. In her new post, Powell explains the requirements for a juvenile disposition order to require the payment of restitution. You can read her full blog post here.
Our office has also updated the site to include a new “Reports/References” page. On this new page, we will be compiling statistical data/ reports and other reference materials for defenders, including the N.C. Department of Public Safety’s 2016 Juvenile Justice Annual Report. This report touches briefly on Raise the Age, shares statistics on youth committed to youth development centers versus detention facilities, common mental health issues faced by juveniles, and the ratios of youth in the system based on gender, age, and ethnicity, among other things. You can find the newest page located under the “Materials for Defenders” tab on the main page of this site.
And… that is the wrap-up for this week! If you have any suggestions or questions about what we may have mentioned above or may not have mentioned, please contact us and let us know!