The Friday Wrap-up

Friday is a time to organize and review all of the bits and pieces that have crossed my desk during the week.  Check it out:

The Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings has launched a poetry contest for youth detained in secure settings.  Words Unlocked is a national, month-long program that includes lesson plans, teacher tips, etc. to get the kids involved.

Webinar:  The National Juvenile Defense Standards and Why They Matter to Advocates – This lecture reviews the National Juvenile Defender Center standards recently released.  As an aside, I am currently writing the Indiana Juvenile Defense Standards for the Indiana Public Defender Council and they should be released by December 2013.

The American Bar Association (ABA) 15th Annual Children and the Law Seminar is open for registration, to be held July 12-13, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

If you are interested in the process of representing parents in abuse and neglect cases, the 3rd ABA National Parent Attorneys Conference, to be held July 10-11, 2013 in Washington, D.C., is also open for registration.

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice will be hosting a seminar on Building Supportive Communities to Prevent Violence and Delinquency, May 1-4, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Finally, the battle rages on over Judge Bonaventura’s replacement on the Lake County Juvenile Court.  Initially, the Indiana Supreme Court declined to enter the fray.  Today, after the Lake County juvenile court magistrates all filed for an emergency injunction, the Indiana Supreme Court granted the motion.  Stay tuned.

Have a restful weekend.

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