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 for Change.
Many have become influenced by the “Missouri model” of juvenile detention in the last several years. Questions about juvenile justice in Missouri arose after the National Juvenile Defender Center recently published its report Missouri: Justice Rationed: An Assessment of Access to Counsel and Quality of Representation in Juvenile Delinquency Court.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has updated the Statistical Briefing Book, which provides a good resource section and state comparisons.
When thinking about juvenile defense standards, a 2010 paper by Barbara Fedders, Losing Hold of the Guiding Hand: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in Juvenile Delinquency Representation, speaks of ineffective assistance and the harm that comes from doing less than a stellar job.
Have a safe and relaxing holiday weekend!