Category Archives: Sex Offender

OJJDP Releases Literature Reviews

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Model Programs Guide has issued three new literature reviews: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children/Sex Trafficking LGBTQ Youths in the Juvenile Justice System Alternatives to Detention and Confinement The … Continue reading

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Sexual Abuse of Juvenile Detainees by Female Staff

The Dark Secret of Juvenile Detention Centers: Nine Out of Every 10 Reporters of Sexual Abuse are Males Victimized by Female Staffers by Josh Voorhees for Slate.com details federal statistics related to sexual abuse of detained juveniles.  According to the … Continue reading

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I.C. 35-45-4-6 Indecent Display of a Youth

I.C. 35-45-4-6 is a new law to address sexting and other images of children, effective July 1, 2014, that is already causing some confusion amongst the lawyers who are going to be actually dealing with it in criminal and juvenile court. … Continue reading

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Victim’s Advocates in the Courtroom — SEA 138

I.C. 34-60-1-4 will be added on July 1, 2014, to allow victim advocates to attend a civil proceeding (which presumably includes CHINS/TPR and juvenile delinquency proceedings), sit with the victim, and confer with the victim if necessary. I.C. 34-60-1-1 describes … Continue reading

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New Upcoming Seminars and Events

On March 28, 2014, the McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis will be hosting the symposium, “Neuroscience and Law: Injury, Capacity, and Illness.”  Attorneys can earn five hours of CLE credit (approval still pending).  Cost is $50 for attorneys and … Continue reading

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N.L. v. State — Juvenile Offender Registry

N.L. v. State, — N.E.2d — (Ind. July 1, 2013) clarified that a “a juvenile may only be ordered to register as a sex offender if, after an evidentiary hearing, the trial court expressly finds by clear and convincing evidence that … Continue reading

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Hazing on School Athletic Teams

Dean Susan P. Stuart, Valparaiso Law School, recently authored Warriors, Machismo, and Jockstraps: Sexually Exploitive Athletic Hazing and Title XI in the Public School Locker Room, 25 W. New Eng. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2013).  This article details the increasing national … Continue reading

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