Entries by Public Defender 9th Circuit

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FREE Webinar: Trauma and Brain Science: Why Is My Work Following Me Around?

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:30:00 PM EDT – 4:30:00 PM EDT This webinar will address how brain science explains the longer-term effects of trauma and how it impacts us in various aspects of our lives. It will teach participants how to identify trauma responses as opposed to other problems. It will provide skills to address […]

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Association of Parental Incarceration with Psychiatric and Functional Outcomes of Young Adults

This cohort study, using data from a community-representative, longitudinal study, found that parental incarceration was associated with young adults’ increased odds of having an anxiety disorder, having a felony charge, spending time in jail, not completing high school, becoming a parent when younger than 18 years, and being socially isolated. Read more.

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ABA Urges Supreme Court to Follow Miller Standard for Juvenile Punishments

In an amicus brief filed Tuesday, the ABA urged the U.S. Supreme Court to recognize that juveniles’ “diminished culpability and greater prospects for reform” separate them from adults and that those whose crimes “reflect transient immaturity, rather than irreparable corruption” should not face life in prison. The Supreme Court is considering in Mathena v. Malvo whether its decision banning […]

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FREE Webinar: Trauma and Brain Science: Why Can’t I Think My Way Out of This?

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:30:00 PM EDT – 4:30:00 PM EDT This webinar will address how trauma responses, protective during traumatic experience change our brain function and physiology in ways that are not subject to our voluntary control. It will explain how those changes can result in negative impacts to our functioning, thinking, relationships and […]

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Prosecutors Drop Charge Against 10-Year-Old Boy Accused of Hitting Classmate in Face with Ball

Prosecutors in Michigan have decided to drop their charge against a 10-year-old boy who was accused of throwing a ball at another child’s face during a game on a school playground. The 10-year-old boy, Bryce, was scheduled to appear in juvenile court Thursday to face a charge of aggravated assault for the incident, which happened […]

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Parkland School Gunman Was Searched Every Morning at Stoneman Douglas

The former student who later shot up Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was such a threat in school that he was searched every morning for weapons, new testimony shows. The extraordinary measure followed an earlier decision to bar Nikolas Cruz from taking a backpack to campus after he talked of suicide and wrote “kill” in a notebook. Read […]