Monthly Archives: December 2014

Race and Racial Discipline Disparities in Schools

The Discipline Disparities Research to Practice Collaborative, supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies and Open Society Foundations, has published an issue brief — You Can’t Fix What You Don’t Look At: Acknowledging Race in Addressing Racial Discipline Disparities by Prudence Carter, Russell Skiba, … Continue reading

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The Full Frame Initiative

As part of the U.S. Attorney General’s Defending Childhood Initiative, the Full Frame’s Initiative‘s Five Domains of Wellbeing and its application in the Missouri juvenile justice system was recently highlighted as part of a December 18, 2014 webinar.  The Defending Childhood Initiative focuses “on … Continue reading

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Legg v. State — Application of Juvenile Alternative Sentencing

In Legg v. State (Ind.Ct.App. December 10, 2014), the appellate court takes the first step to address the limits of the juvenile alternative sentencing statutes.  When IC 31-30-4became law, it was largely in response to the Paul Henry Gingrich case.  

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Happy Holidays!

Here is hoping that each of you is celebrating whichever holiday fits into your belief system, and relaxing and rejuvenating before the new year gears up.  This blogger has been taking a wee break with the first full week off of … Continue reading

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BJA Right to Counsel Technical Assistance Website

American University, the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, and the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance have partnered to support a website to “provide technical assistance to public defense providers to promote their enhanced ability to the ABA Ten Principles of a Public Defender System.”  The site … Continue reading

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Reliability of Assault Victim’s Accounts

The Reliability of Assault Victims’ Immediate Accounts: Evidence from Trauma Studies by Melissa Hamilton (Stanford Law & Policy Review, forthcoming) discusses the excited utterance, present sense exception, and statements about mental and medical conditions exceptions to the hearsay rule when the … Continue reading

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ABA Call for Proposals

The American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law will be hosting back-to-back conferences in Washington, DC in July 2015.  They have issued a call for workshop proposals for both conferences, with a submission deadline of January 12, 2015.

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