Tag Archives: Juvenile delinquency

Should the Juvenile Court Retain Jurisdiction Over Parents During DOC Placement?

Has the time come to change the jurisdiction statutes to allow the juvenile court to order and enforce parental participation orders for community-based services for the family while the child is placed at the Indiana Department of Correction, Division of … Continue reading

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“In Their Own Words” — Voices of Youth Transferred to Criminal Court in Ohio

In Their Own Words is a story collection project to raise awareness about youth under the age of eighteen who are facing charges in the adult criminal courts in Ohio.  Full stories are available here.  There is no similar project … Continue reading

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Juvenile Delinquency Manuals for Defense Attorneys

The American Bar Association has recently published the 2014 edition of the Trial Manual for Defense Attorneys in Juvenile Delinquency Cases.  The Manual “deals exclusively with the tasks, skills, rules of law, and issues of strategic judgment involved in representing … Continue reading

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Should Children Go To DOC For Misdemeanor Acts Alone?

In simple terms, adults who commit misdemeanor acts go to jail and those who commit felony acts go to prison.  That division is not true for children (detention center versus Indiana Department of Correction).  If the child is accused of … Continue reading

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I.C. 35-45-4-6 Indecent Display of a Youth

I.C. 35-45-4-6 is a new law to address sexting and other images of children, effective July 1, 2014, that is already causing some confusion amongst the lawyers who are going to be actually dealing with it in criminal and juvenile court. … Continue reading

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U.S. Attorney General Speaks About Juvenile Solitary Confinement

On May 13, 2014, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder featured the issue of excessive use of solitary confinement at juvenile detention centers, especially for children with disabilities, during his weekly video address.  Isolation is common.  “47% of juvenile detention centers … Continue reading

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ABA Urges Increased Access to Appellate Counsel in JD Cases

At the 2014 midyear meeting of the American Bar Association House of Delegates, a resolution concerning appellate counsel in juvenile delinquency cases was adopted.  It reads: “RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments … Continue reading

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The Swinging Pendulum of Judicial Discretion

Question:  Should there be more oversight and data gathered about dispositions imposed across the state in juvenile cases? Over the last few years at both the federal and state level, there has been a call for movement away from mandatory … Continue reading

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Juvenile Offenders are Often Juvenile Victims Too — Rethinking Juvenile Justice

The National Juvenile Justice Network has published A House Divided No More: Common Cause for Juvenile Justice Advocates, Victim Advocates, and Communities, which details research that many juvenile offenders are also victims of crime.  The paper calls for a broader … Continue reading

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Georgetown Diversion Certificate Program

The Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice Reform will be accepting applications for the Diversion Certificate Program until May 30, 2014.  The goal of the program is to “bring together individuals and teams of prosecutors, law enforcement officers, probation staff and … Continue reading

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