This week we’ve got plenty of training opportunities to announce and discussions and statistics to share.
The Office of the Juvenile Defender and North Carolina Advocates for Justice will be hosting a free juvenile defense CLE in Courtroom 1 of the Wayne County Courthouse on 224 E. Walnut St. in Goldsboro, N.C. on Thursday, Dec. 14. The training, titled “Juvenile Defense – Effective Representation Now and For the Future”, will be held from 1-4 p.m. and a networking lunch will be provided from 12-1. Presenters will include IDS Regional Defender Valerie Pearce, Assistant Juvenile Defender Kim Howes, and Juvenile Defender Eric Zogry. Topics discussed will include detention advocacy, the role of counsel and dispositional advocacy and tips and expected practice changes following the implementation of Raise the Age. Please RSVP with Valerie Pearce by email or call 919-667-3369.
On Dec. 6, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in collaboration with the Age of Criminal Responsibility Research Training and Technical Assistance Center will present a webinar called “Practical Impact of the Age of Criminal Responsibility: Perspectives of Youth and Family Members“. You can register for the webinar here.
On Dec. 14, starting at 4 p.m. EST, the National Juvenile Justice Network will be hosting a one-hour webinar titled “Police-Youth Engagement: Working on the Front Lines” , to discuss improving relationships between youth, police, and the community. Presenters will include Valerie Slater of the RISE for Youth Coalition and Youth Justice Leadership Institute Fellow and Assistant Chief of the Scottsdale Police Department and Alum of YJLI Helen Gandara. You can register for the webinar here.
Also, if you’re concerned about your CLE credits and what to do with all of your free time in early 2018, please add Feb. 8, 2018 to your calendar. The UNC School of Government will be hosting the 2018 Regional Training for Indigent Defense in Sanford, N.C. This training will provide three CLE credit hours and will focus on defending sex offenses. Registration will be open by mid-Dec. and our office will continue to keep you updated as new information arises.
Other News You Can Use
We wanted to bring attention to our newest podcast on SoundCloud about the Capital Area Teen Court Program. In this segment OJD’s Fall Intern Cody Davis engages in a Q&A with Communications & Office Manager Marcus Thompson, as Davis shares his personal experiences as a volunteer and his analysis of the program from his past research. You can listen to the podcast here and review Cody’s cost benefit analysis of the program here.
Last week the UNC School of Government also posted video in which Phil Dixon interviews Executive Director of Indigent Defense Services Tom Maher. In this video, Dixon and Maher discuss the rates for privately assigned counsel and the indigent defense system. You can find the post with the link to the video here.
The National Center for Juvenile Justice along with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released a new brief titled “5 Ways State Juvenile Correctional Administrators Can Use Data“.
OJJDP has also released a new Data Snapshot sheet in the Statistical Briefing Book, this time focusing on youth homicide victims. You can view the latest statistical data here.
That is all for now, folks, and we will continue to provide further updates soon. Do not forget to subscribe, like, or share on our of our channels. And to N.C. Juvenile Defenders, we would also like to remind everyone to reach out to us if you are not a part of the juvenile defense listserv so that can add you! And check back again with us next week.