Tag Archives: Juvenile delinquency

Juvenile Expungement Presentation and CLE

Get the Facts – Expunging Juvenile Records Wednesday, September 3, Noon-1 p.m. (1 CLE Credit Pending) Indiana University McKinney School of Law Courtroom, 530 West New York Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 Pizza and Refreshments Immediately Follow Email Anna Travis (annctrav@indiana.edu) … Continue reading

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Questioning the Validity of Using Risk Assessment Tools

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has recently criticized using risk-assessment tools as part of determining a sentence or disposition, such as the Indiana Risk Assessment System (IRAS) in criminal cases and the Indiana Youth Assessment System (IYAS) in delinquency cases.  In … Continue reading

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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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