We have recently added the latest published opinion from the N.C. Court of Appeals, In re T.K. This opinion can be located in our “Case Summaries” file on the “Materials for Defenders” page. The information from this published opinion pertains to the use of petitions and disorderly conduct.
We would also like to note that Dr. Antoinette Kavanaugh, a veteran forensic clinical psychologist who has specialized in juvenile justice among other things, has published two new articles. One article titled “The Prospects for Developing Expert Evidence in Juvenile Montgomery Resentencing Cases“, written in collaboration with Dr. Thomas Grisso, is meant to “help juvenile defense counsel understand the types of developmental evidence that can be used in juvenile Montgomery re-sentencing cases, explain the benefits and limitations of retaining an expert trained in developmental, psychological or clinical sciences to assist counsel in defense of their clients and what those experts can be expected to provide.” The second article is called “When Are We Going to Launch Gault 2.0“and discusses the necessary evolution of the laws established by Gault based on empirical evidence in the last fifty years. These two articles have been published by the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in their online quarterly, For the Defense, and The Champion magazine, a publication by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, respectively.