Monthly Archives: October 2014

Procedural Justice — Building a Better Experience in Court

Rather than focusing only on the outcome of a juvenile delinquency case, what if the focus was also on the perceived fairness of the process?  The theory of procedural fairness or procedural justice relies on the premise that a person … Continue reading

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Graphic Novels to Education Inmates About Reporting Abuse

The American University Washington College of Law, Project on Addressing Prison Rape, in partnership with Ford and Youth Justice Press, has published a number of graph novels to educate inmates, all of which are available here. Sam Survives is the latest … Continue reading

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Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code Recommendations for 2015 Legislative Session

The Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code published the minutes from the October 6, 2014 meeting, which included several recommendations related to juvenile law: That legislation be filed in the next session requiring that the interrogation of juveniles … Continue reading

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“The Broken Promise of Brown” Harris Lecture by Julian Bond

On October 15, 2014, Julian Bond presented the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Harris Lecture, “The Broken Promise of Brown,” recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Brown vs. the Board of Education decision.  Video is available here. Julian Bond … Continue reading

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Screening and Assessment of Youth in Confinement Webinar

On October 22, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. ET, a webinar “Screening and Assessment of Youth in Confinement” will be presented by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) with the OJJDP National Center for Youth in Custody.  “The … Continue reading

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Impacting Our Kids’ Self-Image

I keep mulling over this quote: “As a child he [Channing Tatum] struggled with A.D.H.D. and dyslexia, was prescribed stimulants and did poorly in school. “I have never considered myself a very smart person, for a lot of reasons,” he … Continue reading

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Early Appointment of Counsel Implementation Manual

Since this blog started, there have been posts about the need for an early appointment of counsel rule in juvenile delinquency cases, and updates on that rule-making process.  For some background, see the Early Appointment of Counsel page at the … Continue reading

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