Tag Archives: Juvenile court

Courts and Juvenile Justice Webinar – January 28, 2015

On January 28, 2015, from 3-4:30 p.m. ET, the webinar, “Courts and Juvenile Justice,” will be presented by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Education, and … Continue reading

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Campaign Against Indiscriminate Juvenile Shackling

The Campaign Against Indiscriminate Juvenile Shackling (CAIJS), led by David Shapiro, continues to increase their resources for those who are seeking to end shackling during all juvenile hearings.  The movement aims to put juveniles in the same position as adults, who already … Continue reading

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Reverse Waiver — Must Some Kids Stay in Criminal Court?

According to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, “23 States provide some mechanism whereby a juvenile who is being prosecuted as an adult in criminal court may petition to have the case transferred to juvenile court for adjudication … Continue reading

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How Young is Too Young for Delinquency Court?

On September 22, 2014, public defenders spoke at the meeting of the Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code about the need for new statutes setting the minimum age for juvenile delinquency court jurisdiction.  There are three specific scenarios … Continue reading

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How Advanced is the Reading Level on Your Juvenile Forms?

When drafting documents for juvenile court that will be distributed to the child and his or her family, it is important to consider the family’s reading abilities — especially that of the child who is the subject of the hearing. … Continue reading

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In re S.E. — Court May Require Sign Language Interpreter

In re S.E. was a termination of parental rights case during which the mother preferred to communicate orally, rather than through a sign language interpreter.  Originally the trial court agreed to mother’s preferred procedure.  However, after attempting to take testimony … Continue reading

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Detention 101

After attending a few of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) trainings, it has become clear that some of the stakeholders do not have a clear understanding of detention procedures, which makes the prospect of developing detention alternatives a leap … Continue reading

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