Tag Archives: Juvenile Justice

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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House Bill 1133 (2015) — Right to Counsel

HB 1133 (2015) would codify Indiana Criminal Rule 25, which is the appointment of counsel in juvenile delinquency cases rule.  While every child has long had the right to counsel under the Indiana juvenile code, both the rule and the … Continue reading

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NLADA Juvenile Appellate Defense & Persuasive Writing Skills Institute

Beginning on January 22, 2015, the National Legal Aid & Defender Association will sponsor a four-day juvenile track at the 2015 National Appellate Defense & Persuasive Writing Skills Institute in New Orleans.  “[P]articipants will bring their own case files to … Continue reading

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Parents Helping Parents in the System

So often, once a child is put into the juvenile system — whether as a CHINS or a juvenile delinquent — the parents are swept to the side as others make decisions about what is best for the child and … Continue reading

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Youth First — Building a Safety Net For Children in Southwestern Indiana

Staff and supporters of Youth First presented at the Education Outcomes Task Force on November 7, 2014.  The program uses social workers to provide “evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.”  Programs target children … Continue reading

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Revised Criminal Rule 25 — Early Appointment of Counsel

On October 30, 2014, the Indiana Supreme Court issued an order amending Indiana Criminal Rule 25, which will go into effect on January 1, 2015.  The original version of the rule was issued on December 18, 2013. One amendment is … Continue reading

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Restorative Justice May Not Work for Many Children

Restorative justice focuses in part on repairing the harm done to the victim and the community, rather than solely on the rehabilitative needs of the juvenile offender.  Often there is a meeting with the victim and juvenile offender during which … Continue reading

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