Week in Review: Oct 14-18

Happy Friday Readers! The office has been buzzing with activity as we gear up for #RaiseTheAgeNC. We have so many materials, resources, and activities planned to keep you informed, the pressure is on! Lots of information to give you so let’s start!

Defenders??????? Are you on the listserv? Contact LaTobia here to stay connected to your peers around the state for any and all things #JuvenileDefense

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Immigration Consultations 

Did you know that IDS has made immigration consultants available to all defenders who have been appointed indigent clients? That means all of your juvenile clients! This may be especially helpful to determine if your client may be eligible for some type of immigration relief since s/he is a juvenile. Simply go to the IDS website to access the form here. You may want to print out the printable version and put it in your case file to fill out when you meet your client and then upload the information when you get back to the office.

SO WHAT HAVE WE DONE ALL WEEK?

Austine visted Mecklenburg County and trained our defenders alongside Laura Anderson on #RaiseTheAgeNC and Juvenile Basics. We’re working on photos, it’s a mission of ours! Thanks Austine!!

Eric spoke at the GAL AA Conference this morning speaking on #RaiseTheAgeNC and had a very interactive and humorous crowd. Look at him in action!!

Speaking of TRAINING!!

Austine has another #RaiseTheAgeNC training upcoming in Chowan County with Brandon Belcher & Mary Stansell on 11/19/2019. Reach out to her here for more information or to RSVP!

THAT’S IT FOR THIS WEEK! THANK YOU FOR READING!!!

OJD Week In Review: August 12-16 School Justice Partnership Summit (SJP)

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Chief Justice Beasley and Governor Cooper Announce School Justice Partnership Initiative

This past Monday Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, Governor Roy Cooper, and public officials from across the state representing schools, law enforcement, courts and juvenile justice joined together in Guilford County to announce the official release of the School Justice Partnership (SJP) Toolkit. The SJP Toolkit is a collaborative resource for stakeholder meetings to address offenses emanating from school behavior that are processed in the juvenile and criminal court system . For more information click here.

MORE INFORMATION/OTHER LINKS

 

Watch this clip from Monday’s Safety Summit

www.nccourts.gov/news/tag/press-release/watch-live-Monday-Chief-Justice-Beasley-and-Governor-Cooper-to-announce-official-statewide-release-of-school-justice-partnership-toolkit.

IDS and OJD in the the Bar Journal

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The Office of Indigent Defense Services, including the Office of the Juvenile Defender, were featured in the Fall 2019 edition of the North Carolina State Bar Journal.

Sign Up Now To Receive Updates About Supreme Courts Rules

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Job Opportunity – Council for Children’s Rights

The Council for Children’s Rights (CFCR) serves as the public defender for children in Mecklenburg County. Through a contract with the North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense Services, CDT attorneys represent all children charged with crimes in juvenile delinquency court.¬†In addition to performing the public defender role in juvenile court, CDT represents every child who is facing civil commitment to a mental health hospital or residential treatment facility.¬†As expressed-interest attorneys, CDT causes children’s voices to be heard in court and protects their constitutional and statutory rights.¬† CFCR is the only specialized juvenile defense agency in North Carolina.

CFCR is looking to hire a Director of the Children’s Defense team.¬† For more information, click here.

 

OJD Week in Review: Apr. 23 – 27

Hello, N.C. and beyond!  This week we primarily have reminders for you for previously mentioned news with an update on Defender Trial School and school-Justice partnership news included.

From Around the Community

On Wednesday, Apr. 25, a day-long conversation about the intersection of school safety, juvenile justice, law enforcement, and the criminal justice system took place in Cary.¬† This workshop was sponsored by the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts¬† (NCAOC) and the¬†Juvenile Justice Section of the Department of Public Safety.¬† ¬†During this workshop, juvenile justice, education and law enforcement officials, along with judges, district attorneys, public defenders and juvenile program providers, learned about school-justice partnerships (SJP) and¬† had the opportunity to see the reveal of NCAOC’s “School-Justice Partnership Implementation Toolkit.”¬† This resource contains guidance to assist judicial districts in developing individualized SJP agreements, which are an important component of the ‚ÄúRaise the Age‚ÄĚ legislation, or the Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act of 2017.¬† During the¬†afternoon session, the spotlight was on school safety and included mental health intervention strategies and a panel on the role of school resource officers in North Carolina schools.¬† ¬†The SJP is a group of community stakeholders who work together to establish specific guidelines for school discipline in a way that minimizes suspensions, expulsions, and school-based referrals to court for minor misconduct.¬† The main goal of the SJP is to keep kids in school and out of court for routine misconduct at school.¬† SJPs are being developed throughout North Carolina as a result of the state‚Äôs recently enacted Raise the Age law.

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You’re invited to join the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) as we celebrate the transformational power of stories; a power that honors the dignity and humanity of every child.¬† On May 15, 2018 (OJD Note: the 51st anniversary of the¬†Gault decision), we’ll gather at the historic National Museum of Women in the Arts for The Story of Justice.¬† It is our great pleasure to announce that NJDC is recognizing both Carrie Johnson, justice correspondent at NPR, and DLA Piper LLP (US), with the inaugural Norman Dorsen Award, dedicated to the late professor and civil rights attorney who forever changed the landscape of children’s rights in the United States.¬† This award celebrates those like Mr. Dorsen who work outside of the children’s defense community and yet contribute so much to the fulfillment of equal protections for young people.¬† If you’re interested in supporting The Story of Justice as a sponsor, learn more here.

The National Juvenile Justice Network will be hosting its 2018 Forum in Durham, N.C. from July 16 – 18 at the Duke University School of Law¬†(210 Science Dr, Durham, NC 27708).¬† This event, co-hosted by the Youth Justice Project of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice and Duke Children’s Law Clinic, is meant to be a fun networking and training setting for juvenile justice advocates.¬† July 16 and 17 will be open to NJJN members only, and the final day will be open to the public.¬† For details on travel assistance, the current agenda, and lodging, please visit their site here.

Registration is now open for the 81st Annual National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Conference.  The event this year will take place at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center from July 22 Р25.  The conference will offer presentations/training tracks on  topics such as family law, juvenile justice, child welfare, and family violence.  This conference is judicially-focused and open to all those interested in the improvement of juvenile and family justice.  For registration and further info, please visit the NCJFCJ website here.

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform and the Council of State Governments Justice Center will host the 2018 Janet Reno Forum on May 21 at  Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  The forum will highlight strategies for restructuring juvenile justice systems to more effectively enhance public safety and improve outcomes for youth.  The event will include the presentation of the second annual Janet Reno Endowment Women’s Leadership Award, and attendees will receive a publication featuring the highlighted strategies.  Policymakers, practitioners, researchers, advocates, and other stakeholders are invited to attend.  Please register here.

Training

New details have been provided for the 2018 Defender Trial School.  This event, cosponsored by the School of Government and the North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense Services, will be held Monday, July 9, through Friday, July 13, at the School of Government on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.  The online registration deadline will be at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 25, and interested parties may register here.  Defender Trial School participants will use their own cases to develop a cohesive theory of defense at trial and apply that theory through all stages of trial, including voir dire, opening and closing arguments, and direct and cross-examination.  The program will offer approximately 30 hours of general CLE credit and qualifies for NC State Bar criminal law specialization credit, but attendees must attend all sessions.  The Defender Trial School is open to public defenders and a limited number of private attorneys who perform a significant amount of appointed work.  The registration fee for privately assigned counsel will be $700, which includes materials, breaks, lunches and parking, however Valerie Pearce and Tucker Charns can provide info for those interested in fellowships.  For additional info, please check out the program webpage.

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Registration is now open for the 2018 Southern Juvenile Defender Center Regional Summit.  The event will take place from June 8 Р9 at the University of South Carolina School of Law.  Partial scholarship assistance will be offered to assist with lodging expenses until May 7 and the hotel room block will remain open until May 11.   For further details and to register for the event, please check the Eventbrite page here.

Registration is now open for N.C. Bar Association‚Äôs annual meeting, this year titled ‚ÄúThe Future of Law‚ÄĚ.¬† ¬†This event will be hosted at the Wilmington Convention Center from June 21 ‚Äď 24.¬† For those who register before May 1, a President‚Äôs Luncheon ticket and 6.0 CLE credit hours will be included with the registration price.¬† Topics covered will include artificial intelligence, virtual reality, design thinking in the law, and the future of legal service delivery.¬† For further info and to register please check out the¬†NCBA website¬†and¬†the event brochure.

On May 10, the N.C. Bar Association will be hosting ‚ÄúRaise the Age: A New Era for Juvenile Justice in North Carolina‚ÄĚ at the N.C. Bar Center in Cary, from 8:25 a.m. to 3 p.m.¬† This seminar promises to expand attendees‚Äô understanding of the Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act and its practical and ethical implications.¬† Attendees will receive 5.5 CLE credits total, with 1.0 CLE credit in Ethics/Professional Responsibility and 4.5 General CLE credits.¬† For further details about this event, please check the website¬†here.

Job Opportunities

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The Georgetown Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative (GJJI) is currently accepting applications for a Race and Justice Fellow, who will work with GJJI staff to improve the systems youth encounter through policy reform, and to develop resources to raise the level of practice among juvenile defenders across the county.  Applications will be accepted until May 14.  Please find the complete job description and application info here.

The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) will close applications for its staff attorney position on Monday, Apr. 30.  The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of experience, love writing, research, and critical thinking, and have a passion for advancing improvements in juvenile defense policy and practice.  To read more about this position and how to apply, please check out the post here.

The UNC School of Government¬†is seeking a¬†tenure-track full-time permanent assistant professor of juvenile justice and criminal law.¬† The selected candidate for this position will be expected ‚Äúto write for, advise, plan courses for, and teach‚ÄĚ public officials, including judges, magistrates, law enforcement, prosecutors and defenders.¬† Applications will remain open until the position is filled.¬† The expected starting date for the new hire will be July 1.¬† Please find the full details for the position and how to apply¬†here.

This wraps up the week.  Please be sure to check out all of the upcoming training events and save the dates to get your CLE requirements knocked out faster!   We will bring more updates in time and we wish you all a safe and happy weekend.

OJD Week in Review: Mar. 5-9

This week we’ve got a new update regarding Raise the Age, a valuable resource for defenders and, as usual, we’ve got some new training opportunities and job opportunities for you as well.

New JJAC Report

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The Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC) released its first report on Mar. 1, which can now be found on our “Raise the Age” page under the “Information for Defenders” tab.¬† We’ve added a new section to the “Raise the Age” page dedicated to providing updates from JJAC to allow everyone to follow the Committee’s progress.¬† This report details the key implementation dates for initiatives proposed in the Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act, the Committee’s requests for a unified video conferencing system, recommendations for transfer and housing of juveniles, requests from JJAC, OJD, and the Administrative Office of the Courts for additional funding, staff and other resources, dates for community and stakeholder forums, and other recommendations and plans of JJAC and its subcommittees.¬† A summary of the JJAC meeting prior to the report can be found here on our site.

Job/Fellowship Opportunities

The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) is currently hiring a strategic communications manager.¬† The individual in this position will be responsible for crafting organizational messaging, overseeing editorial excellence, and working with leadership to implement a communications strategy that is creative, forward-thinking, and reflective of NJDC’s vision.¬† This position will remain opened until filled.¬† To find further info about the position and how to apply, please go here.

The UNC School of Government is seeking a¬†tenure-track full-time permanent assistant professor of juvenile justice and criminal law.¬† The selected candidate for this position will be expected ‚Äúto write for, advise, plan courses for, and teach‚ÄĚ public officials, including judges, magistrates, law enforcement, prosecutors and defenders.¬† Applications will remain open until the position is filled.¬† The expected starting date for the new hire will be July 1.¬† Please find the full details for the position and how to apply¬†here.

The National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) is now accepting applications for its 2018-19 Youth Justice Leadership Institute.  This is an annual year-long fellowship program that selects 10 people of color working as professionals in the juvenile justice field to participate in a curriculum to develop their leadership and advocacy skills.  The fellowship can be completed with the fellows’ current employment, so those selected will not have to leave their jobs to participate in the Institute.  The fellowship will include two fully financed retreats, mentoring and frequent distance learning opportunities.  NJJN has already hosted one informational webinar on Mar. 8 and will host the next on Apr. 2.  To register for one of this webinar, please visit here.  Applications for the Institute (found here) must be submitted by Apr. 23.

 

Training

JD Leadship Summit 2018Save the Date!  NJDC will be hosting the 2018 Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit in St. Paul, Minnesota on Oct. 26-28.  We will be sure to provide further details for this event as they arrive.

Disability Rights North Carolina will be hosting its 2018 Disability Advocacy Conference on Apr. 19.¬† The conference offers five CLE credits for lawyers, including one credit hour for substance abuse/mental health awareness.¬† Sessions include¬†parental rights, restrictive interventions in public schools, guardianship reforms, and a session exclusively tailored to attorneys titled “Recognizing and Responding to a Lawyer with a Mental Health Disorder”, just to name a few.¬† To learn more about this event and register please visit their web page here.

On March 12, 2018, from 4 to 5 p.m. ET, the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators‘ Positive Youth Outcomes Committee will host “Classroom Excellence in Secure Residential Facilities.” This webinar will highlight work to improve the quality of education provided to at-risk, low-income, minority teenagers and young adults who are attending schools in alternative settings, including youth correctional facilities.¬† You can register for the webinar here.

New Resources

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released the Juvenile Residential Facility Census Databook, the latest addition to the Data Analysis Tools section of its Statistical Briefing Book. National and state data from 2000 to 2014 describing the characteristics of residential placement facilities that hold juvenile offenders are now available for analysis. This includes operation, classification, size, and crowding.

Events Around the Community

The North Carolina Bar Association Juvenile Justice and Children’s Rights Section will be holding a council meeting on March 22, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.  A networking reception will be held directly after the meeting at Whiskey Kitchen on 201 W. Martin St. and appetizers and a cash bar will be provided.  All section members and attorneys who could be members are welcome to attend and may RSVP here.

And that sums it up for this week.  We will have some more updates to our social media channels and more news you can use in the coming weeks, so please check back with us often.  Invitations are still open for guest bloggers and podcast guests as well, so feel free to reach out.  Until next week, we wish you well!

OJD Week in Review: Feb. 19-23

This week we’ve got plenty of important news to share, with updates on Raise the Age, a new podcast, and job and training opportunities.

JJAC Comes Back for Thirds

On February 20, the Juvenile Jurisdiction Advisory Committee (JJAC) met at the N.C. Division of Adult Corrections and Juvenile Justice for its third meeting since its creation.

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Co-chair Bill D. Davis called the meeting to order, greeting the members of the Committee and others in attendance, before approving the minutes of the previous meeting held in January, and moving onto the new business.

Heather Taraska, Assistant District Attorney of Mecklenberg County,¬†presented the Legislative Revisions and Legal Issues Subcommittee recommendations.¬† The subcommittee first reported on the mandate in SB257 that the JJAC consider whether certain offenses allegedly committed by 16- and 17-year-olds should be excluded from juvenile jurisdiction once the law goes into effect.¬† Those offenses can be found under Section 16D.4(rr).¬† The subcommittee recommended that these offenses not be excluded from juvenile jurisdiction, arguing the impracticality of expecting law enforcement to determine whether juveniles should be charged in the juvenile or criminal system based on certain offenses.¬† Michelle Hall, Executive Director of the N.C. Sentencing and Advisory Commission, offered statistical data from a five-year period to point out that most felony convictions for certain offenses have actually been accompanied by other charges for juveniles.¬† The full Committee then voted and approved the subcommittee’s recommendations to include items in Section 16D.4.(rr) (1) through Section 16D.4.(rr)(10) in juvenile jurisdiction and amend the language of this section to read “Any H, I, or misdemeanor offense requiring registration as a sex offender pursuant to Article 27A of Chapter 14 of the General Statutes.”

Following this vote William Lassiter, Deputy Secretary of Juvenile Justice with the Department of Public Safety, presented on behalf of the Housing of Transfers Subcommittee.¬† The subcommittee’s recommendations included accommodating any child under the age of 18 exclusively in approved juvenile facilities prior to trial, more resources and training of transportation staff, and establishing a unified video conferencing system to allow communications between juvenile detention, adult detention facilities, and the courts.¬† There were some concerns voiced from the Committee about privacy between juveniles and their defense counsel in regards to the video conferencing recommendation and preparing juveniles to transition into the adult system if they are held in custody on their 18th birthday.¬† After suggestions were offered to address some of the issues members had with the recommendations in future discussions, the Committee passed these recommendations.

Juvenile Defender Eric Zogry also brought a recommendation to the Committee to fund an additional assistant juvenile defender position for the Office of the Juvenile Defender.  Zogry explained the position would help with training, delivery of services, and technical support needs upon implementation.  The Committee gave approval for the position.

Lassiter returned to offer the proposal for the final report due on March 1 to the Legislature.  The report is to include the approved recommendations from JJAC, timelines for potential stakeholder forums and community meetings, potential issues projected for the future, and milestones and progress to-date.  Implementation dates and funding requests for various aspects of the Raise the Age plan are also to be included.

Finally, Brad D. Fowler, Research, Policy, and Planning Officer of the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), and Judge Marion R. Warren, Director of AOC, presented AOC’s requests for funding, which included additional judgeships, assistant district attorneys, district attorney legal assistants, and deputy clerks for several different districts.¬† With a request to amend the language to the recommendations clarifying the methodology for determining the needs and acknowledging more resources may be needed after implementation, the Committee approved this as well.

The Committee adjourned the meeting and confirmed its next meeting for May 22.

 

Job/Fellowship Opportunities

The UNC School of Government is seeking a¬†tenure-track full-time permanent assistant professor of juvenile justice and criminal law.¬† The selected candidate for this position will be expected “to write for, advise, plan courses for, and teach” public officials, including judges, magistrates, law enforcement, prosecutors and defenders.¬† Applications will remain open until the position is filled.¬† The expected starting date for the new hire will be July 1.¬† Please find the full details for the position and how to apply here.

The National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) is now accepting applications for its 2018-19 Youth Justice Leadership Institute.¬† This is an annual year-long fellowship program that selects 10 people of color working as professionals in the juvenile justice field to participate in a curriculum to develop their leadership and advocacy skills.¬† The fellowship can be completed with the fellows’ current employment, so those selected will not have to leave their jobs to participate in the Institute.¬† The fellowship will include two fully financed retreats, mentoring and frequent distance learning opportunities.¬† NJJN will be hosting two informational webinars, one on Mar. 8 and another on Apr. 2.¬† To register for one of these webinars, please visit here.¬† Applications for the Institute (found here) must be submitted by Apr. 23.

Heard About the New Juvenile Defender Manual?

David Andrews Profile Picture - SmallWe’ve updated our SoundCloud page with a new podcast!¬† In this segment, OJD Communications and Office Manager Marcus Thompson sits down for a Q&A with Assistant Appellate Defender David Andrews to discuss Andrews’ work on the updated juvenile defender manual.¬† Andrews not only talks about his experience co-writing the manual with Professor John Rubin, but also shares thoughts on Gault, Raise the Age, and some other important cases.¬† You can listen to the new podcast¬†here, and as usual, we’d like to thank our friends at the Administrative Office of the Courts who have graciously assisted us with these recordings.

Events Around the Community

The North Carolina Bar Association Juvenile Justice and Children’s Rights Section will be holding a council meeting on March 22, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.¬† A networking reception will be held directly after the meeting at Whiskey Kitchen on 201 W. Martin St. and appetizers and a cash bar will be provided.¬† All section members and attorneys who could be members are welcome to attend and may RSVP here.

Training Reminders & Webinars

The National Institute of Justice will be hosting a webinar titled “Using Brief Interventions to Prevent Teen Dating Violence”¬†on Feb. 26, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EST).¬† The webinar will feature several researchers, policy advocates, and practitioners discussing methods to reduce teen dating violence in high-risk populations.¬† You can register for the webinar here.

Clean Slate Clearinghouse will be hosting a webinar on Feb. 28 titled “Juvenile Record Clearance — 2017 Legislative Reforms”¬† This webinar will focus on various state reforms to juvenile record clearance laws and will feature multiple state advocates.¬† To register for this webinar, please visit here.
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Registration is open for Higher-Level Felony Defense, Part I.  This training will take place April 9-10 and will offer 9.0 CLE credit hours.  Topics will include working with investigators and experts, building rapport with clients, investigation and discovery, the theory of defense, and third-party records.  Space is limited for only 36 participants, so please hurry if you are interested in participating!  Members of public defender offices should get approval from the Chief Public Defender to register and contractors and privately assigned counsel must receive a fellowship from IDS Director Tom Maher.  For more information on registration, the agenda, and hotel information please visit here.

The¬†Center for Juvenile Justice Reform(CJJR) is accepting applications for its¬†Youth in Custody Certificate Program, to be held June 11‚Äď15, 2018, at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.¬† This training is designed for juvenile justice system leaders and partners working to improve outcomes for youth in post-adjudication custody.¬† The curriculum covers critical areas, including culture change and leadership, addressing racial and ethnic disparities, family engagement, assessment, case planning, facility-based education and treatment services, and reentry planning and support.¬† Upon approval of a Capstone Project Proposal initiating or building on local reform efforts, participants receive an Executive Certificate from Georgetown University and join the CJJR Fellows Network of more than 850 individuals.¬†¬†Applications will be accepted until March 2.

New Resource

This week we’ve added a new document from the Department of Adult Corrections and Juvenile Justice to our Raise the Age page, located under the “Information for Defenders” tab. This presentation from¬†Deputy Secretary William Lassiter presents points on the history, the implementation plan, and the vision for what Raise the Age will do for N.C.¬† This document also offers suggestions to reduce recidivism, youth psychological development research, and other data.

That’s all there is to share this week.¬† Please be sure to check out our Facebook page and Twitter feed, and don’t be afraid to reach out if you would like to discuss something in the juvenile defense realm either through our podcast or on our blog.¬† We will be sharing more news you can use and other information here every week so be sure to check back again often!

 

OJD Week In Review: Jan. 29-Feb. 2

This week we’ve been promoting some great new resources and opportunities, and continuing our momentum from the past few days, we just want to rehash a few things and introduce some other good nuggets for you all:

NCCRED Wants YOU

NCCREDThe North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities (NCCRED) has opened applications for a new executive director.  The organization seeks an executive director  who can provide organizational leadership, racial equity coalition building, and can manage its commission committees and initiatives.  Top candidates will have a passion for racial justice and criminal justice reform, excellent communication skills, the ability to manage a wide variety of organizational priorities, comfort with conflict and engaging in robust dialogue with people of differing views and experience in criminal justice reform.  Applications will be accepted until Feb. 15.  Please find the details about the position and how to apply here.

New Resources

The North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense Services (IDS) is excited to announce a new resource for counsel representing appointed clients.¬† As you know, the Supreme Court held in¬†Padilla v. Kentucky, 559 U.S. 356 (2010), that the effective assistance of counsel may require counsel to provide advice about the potential immigration consequences of the possible resolutions of the case.¬† In order to assist counsel in meeting the requirement of Padilla, IDS has contracted with two experienced immigration attorneys who will provide immigration consultations for counsel representing appointed clients.¬† An Immigration Consequences page has been added to IDS’ website, where you will find an explanation of the process, a link to an on-line form that you can use to request immigration advice, and a printable version of the form that you can use when interviewing your client or otherwise gathering the required information.

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) has recently launched a Teen Dating Violence feature on its website.¬† This page offers links to the National Dating Abuse Helpline along with various publications and other resources to help victims and others involved with people who need aid or just want to be educated on the issue.¬† ¬†Their pages also provide further links to information on domestic violence, sexual assault, and “special populations”, including juveniles.

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has also released an updated review on “Interactions Between Youth and Law Enforcement“.¬† This document compiles research from various organizations, analyzing youth-initiated and police-initiated interactions, the impacts of such interactions on the juvenile justice system, police training programs, diversion programs and more.¬† The full review can be found here.

Training Opportunities

Registration is still open for the “Advocating for Youth Charged with First Degree Murder” training until Feb. 15.¬† We want to make sure that everyone, especially those in the juvenile defense community, have a chance to take advantage of this valuable training.¬† Please be sure to check it out here and we will continue to offer light reminders in the coming weeks.

i-love-training-trainings-my-favoriteThe Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) is accepting applications for its Youth in Custody Certificate Program, to be held June 11‚Äď15, 2018, at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.¬† This training is designed for juvenile justice system leaders and partners working to improve outcomes for youth in post-adjudication custody.¬† The curriculum covers critical areas, including culture change and leadership, addressing racial and ethnic disparities, family engagement, assessment, case planning, facility-based education and treatment services, and reentry planning and support.¬† Upon approval of a Capstone Project Proposal initiating or building on local reform efforts, participants receive an Executive Certificate from Georgetown University and join the CJJR Fellows Network of more than 850 individuals.¬† Applications will be accepted until March 2.

 

That will be all for this week.   There is plenty more to come in the next few weeks, so check back here early and often.  Also, if there is anything anyone in the N.C. juvenile defense community would like to submit to us to promote on our website and other channels, be sure to contact us and let us know.  We are always here to support you!