Author Archives: Jenna Saldaña

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

International Group Hails Florida Juvenile Justice Reformer, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange The woman driving the Florida Juvenile Justice Department toward a goal of “system excellence” is a 2012 winner of an international award that recognizes commitment to children’s justice. “We’re trying to do a complete paradigm shift,” said Wansley Walters, Secretary of the Florida DJJ and […]

Monday’s Children & the Law News Roundup

Rules Aim At Law Guardians and Conflicts of Interest, Times Union On Oct. 17, Karen Peters, the new presiding justice of the Appellate Division‘s Third Department, ordered restrictions that prohibit the law guardians from holding full-time jobs with “any government agency” within the 23-county department unless they receive special written permission from the lawyer’s employer, Family Court and […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

UN Aims to End Child Marriage by 2030, Associated Press Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu said Thursday he is as committed to abolishing child marriage around the globe as he was to fighting apartheid in South Africa. The U.N. Population Fund says about 37,000 girls under age 18 are being married off daily, at a pace […]

Zealous Defense Attorneys: Not Just for Adults Anymore

On August 30, 2012, the Supreme Court of Illinois decided that due process and its Juvenile Court Act requires that a minor tried for a criminal offense in a delinquency proceeding should be represented by a defense counsel whose “singular loyalty is to the defense of the juvenile.” For an adult in a criminal proceeding, […]