Category Archives: Right to Counsel

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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Juvenile Delinquency Manuals for Defense Attorneys

The American Bar Association has recently published the 2014 edition of the Trial Manual for Defense Attorneys in Juvenile Delinquency Cases.  The Manual “deals exclusively with the tasks, skills, rules of law, and issues of strategic judgment involved in representing … Continue reading

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Resources from the Annual Models for Change Conference

There are a wealth of resources for juvenile justice professionals available through the 8th Annual Models for Change National Working Conference app in the Resource section, all of which is available here.    Each topic includes links to a number … Continue reading

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My Brother’s Keeper Initiative and Task Force Report

My Brother’s Keeper initiative has the goal of addressing the persistent opportunity gaps for boys and young men of color with the hopes of helping all children reach their full potential.  (Scroll to the bottom for specifics about Indiana initiatives and … Continue reading

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2014 Interim Study Committee on Corrections & Criminal Code

Several juvenile justice topics have been assigned to the 2014 Interim Study Committee on Corrections & Criminal Code, including: Criminal justice issues concerning individuals with autism spectrum disorders The status of the Indiana juvenile detention alternatives initiative (JDAI) Recent United … Continue reading

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Call to End Certain School Administrator Interrogations

A recent case involving an arrest following a false confession highlights the need for a change to Indiana law.  If a school employs school resource officers who are functioning as law enforcement officers, then school administrators must no longer be allowed to … Continue reading

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ABA Urges Increased Access to Appellate Counsel in JD Cases

At the 2014 midyear meeting of the American Bar Association House of Delegates, a resolution concerning appellate counsel in juvenile delinquency cases was adopted.  It reads: “RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments … Continue reading

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