Monthly Archives: May 2013

Detention Center Inspections

The Indiana Department of Correction (DOC) now posts the annual inspection summaries for every detention center in Indiana, available here.  The standards are set out in the administrative code and are currently being revised by an advisory group.  There are … Continue reading

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In the Matter of A.D.S. — Termination of Parental Rights

In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of A.D.S. and A.S (minor children) and L.S. (mother) v.s. the Indiana Department of Child Services, ___ N.E.2d ___  (Ind.Ct.App. 2013), the Court found that there was sufficient evidence to … Continue reading

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Interim Summer Study Committees

The interim study committees have been formalized (thanks to the Indiana Law Blog for the document).  Of note are: The School Safety Interim Study Committee that will develop best practices for School Resource Officers. The Commission on Improving the Status of … Continue reading

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Six Policy Priorities for Juvenile Defense

The Six Policy Priorities for Juvenile Defense was published by the National Juvenile Defender Center with support from Models for Change to help drive systemic reform.  Indiana is making progress on many of them, but there is still work to be done. … Continue reading

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The Friday Wrap-up

Here is a bit of this-and-that from the week: Six Policy Priorities for Juvenile Defense:  Why Juvenile Defense Doesn’t End in the Courtroom was released by the National Juvenile Justice Network, drawing from the National Juvenile Defender Center and Models … Continue reading

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Conditional Admission — C.B. v. State

There are two key points in C.B. v. State (Ind.Ct.App. 5/21/13).  First, the Indiana Court of Appeals (COA) specifically approved conditional agreements, which allows the juvenile court to dismiss the child’s case if the child did not violate the terms … Continue reading

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School Discipline Interim Study Committee — HEA 1015

HEA 1015 was signed into law, which urges the legislative council to establish a study committee to study issues related to student discipline and safety: A review of existing student discipline statutes and common law, and the effectiveness of the … Continue reading

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