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Seats are Still Available at this Weekend’s Zealous Advocacy Conference

The 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference, with this year’s theme of Zealous Advocacy: It’s Common Sense, still has a few seats remaining. Registration is available for $200, a bargain considering the materials and speakers who will be presenting this weekend. The Zealous Advocacy Conference is an annual training seminar organized by the Center for Children, […]

ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER EARLY for the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference

Only three days left to register early and save 60% on the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference. After April 26, our $80 pre-registration fee will rise to $200! You won’t want to miss out on this year’s slate of presenters–it will be our best conference yet. The Zealous Advocacy Conference is an annual training seminar organized […]

EARLY REGISTRATION IS ALMOST OVER for the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference

Only three weeks remain to register early and save 60% on the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference. After April 26, our $80 pre-registration fee will rise to $200. The Zealous Advocacy Conference is an annual training seminar organized by the Center for Children, Law & Policy and the Southwest Juvenile Defender Center. The conference is […]

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference

The Center for Children, Law & Policy is pleased to announce the opening of registration for our Spring 2013 Conference, the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference. Our theme this year is Zealous Advocacy: It’s Common Sense. The Zealous Advocacy Conference is an annual training seminar organized by the Center for Children, Law & Policy and […]

Wednesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

New National Standards for Legal Defense Could Help Juveniles, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange As courtrooms juggle massive caseloads, measures to ensure a robust defense for juveniles can fall by the wayside, leading to life-long repercussions for minors. Now a national organization devoted to the legal defense of juveniles has released a comprehensive, peer-reviewed set of […]

Day Two of NJDC Conference

The second day of the National Juvenile Defenders Center conference began with the issue of Complex Trauma. If you don’t know what that is exactly, you aren’t alone. Complex Trauma in this context is about the multiple traumatic events, sometimes consistently for long periods, that many youth in the juvenile justice system experience. For example, […]

National Juvenile Defender Center Conference Begins Today

Braving the rain and thunderstorms brought on by Hurricane Sandy, juvenile defenders from across the country gather today in Puerto Rico to improve our skills to zealously advocate for youth accused of crimes. So far, I had the opportunity to hear from Evan Wolfson, founder of Freedom to Marry. He enthusiastically informed us of key […]

Ohio Supreme Court Strikes Down Automatic Lifetime Registration and Notification for Juvenile Sex Offenders as Unconstitutional

Breaking news today from the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC): Today, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued their opinion in In Re C.P. The decision voids as unconstitutional provisions of the Ohio Adam Walsh Act that impose automatic lifelong registration and community notification requirements on certain juvenile sex offenders who were tried within the juvenile court […]

Day One of the Juvenile Defenders Summit

Friday was the first day of the National Juvenile Defenders Leadership Summit.  The Center for Children, Law & Policy scholars had the opportunity to meet many practicing defenders and learn practical tips as well as current research and statistics. The breakout session that I enjoyed the most was on the issues facing Native American delinquent […]