Tag Archives: Juvenile delinquency

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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25th Annual Conference on Youth – October 2, 2014

The 25th Annual Conference on Youth will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805. Keynote speakers include Judge Glenda Hatchett (A Promise to Keep), Kent Pekel, … Continue reading

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AMPED – Arts and Music Programs for Education in Detention Centers

Northwestern University Center for Civic Engagement has teamed with the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, Illinois to teach detained youth how to compose music.  The Arts and Music Programs for Education in Detention Centers (AMPED) includes two-hour … Continue reading

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How Advanced is the Reading Level on Your Juvenile Forms?

When drafting documents for juvenile court that will be distributed to the child and his or her family, it is important to consider the family’s reading abilities — especially that of the child who is the subject of the hearing. … Continue reading

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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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