Monthly Archives: August 2014

Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code September 22, 2014 Meeting Agenda

The Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code has released their agenda for the September 22, 2014 meeting during which the juvenile justice system will be the primary focus.  Topics include: The availability of juvenile indigent defense Concerns relating … Continue reading

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$1.1 Million Grant for At-Risk Youth in Indianapolis

The U.S. Labor Department announced an award of $73,654,300 in YouthBuild grants to provide academic and occupational skills training for at-risk youth, including one program in Indiana.  The programs are “non-residential, community-based alternative education program that provides classroom instruction and … 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 ( … Continue reading

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SRO’s and Provocation Infraction Tickets

Kim Kilbride with the South Bend Tribune has written a detailed article about the practice of some South Bend school resource officers who write infraction tickets for Provocation pursuant to I.C. 35-42-2-3.  In Ms. Kilbride’s investigation, the use of these infraction … 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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The Way We Interrogate Children Must Change

It makes no sense that adults who may face felony criminal charges are afforded more protections while being interrogated than a vulnerable teenager or preteen child.  Yet, that is true today in Indiana.  With a few exceptions, a confession cannot … Continue reading

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Teen Suicide — Become Aware of the Signs and Resources

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, suicide is the third leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10 and 24.  The top three methods of suicide in … Continue reading

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