Tag Archives: Juvenile delinquency

Evolution of a Criminal Documentary

Sorry this is late…  Independent Lens on PBS showed the documentary Evolution of a Criminal on January 12, 2015 at 10:00 pm ET, and likely other times will follow.  “How does a 16-year-old go from honors student to bank robber? Filmmaker Darius … Continue reading

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House Bill 1133 (2015) — Right to Counsel

HB 1133 (2015) would codify Indiana Criminal Rule 25, which is the appointment of counsel in juvenile delinquency cases rule.  While every child has long had the right to counsel under the Indiana juvenile code, both the rule and the … Continue reading

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NLADA Juvenile Appellate Defense & Persuasive Writing Skills Institute

Beginning on January 22, 2015, the National Legal Aid & Defender Association will sponsor a four-day juvenile track at the 2015 National Appellate Defense & Persuasive Writing Skills Institute in New Orleans.  “[P]articipants will bring their own case files to … Continue reading

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Revised Criminal Rule 25 — Early Appointment of Counsel

On October 30, 2014, the Indiana Supreme Court issued an order amending Indiana Criminal Rule 25, which will go into effect on January 1, 2015.  The original version of the rule was issued on December 18, 2013. One amendment is … Continue reading

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Restorative Justice May Not Work for Many Children

Restorative justice focuses in part on repairing the harm done to the victim and the community, rather than solely on the rehabilitative needs of the juvenile offender.  Often there is a meeting with the victim and juvenile offender during which … Continue reading

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How Young is Too Young for Delinquency Court?

On September 22, 2014, public defenders spoke at the meeting of the Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code about the need for new statutes setting the minimum age for juvenile delinquency court jurisdiction.  There are three specific scenarios … Continue reading

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Handgun Licenses and Juvenile Adjudications

If a child is adjudicated a delinquent child for an act that would be a felony if committed by an adult, that child is prohibited from receiving a license to carry a handgun until he or she reaches twenty-three years … Continue reading

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