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Registration Open: Team Mitigation Institute Atlanta

Mitigation created by a team of professionals in non capital cases is increasingly becoming the standard of practice.   This  bring-your-own-case institute is designed for defense teams to work on the mitigation in a non-capital case.   …
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Palm Beach County to End Solitary Confinement for Teens in Adult Jails

Palm Beach County is eliminating solitary confinement for juveniles in adult jails. The change comes after Palm Beach County's Sheriff's Office reached a settlement in a federal lawsuit that alleged the practice violated the civil rights…
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Social Worker/Sentencing Advocate Conference Biloxi

These conferences will feature nationally recognized faculty in a mix of plenary sessions, simultaneous sessions and small group breakouts.  Participants will have the opportunity to choose e sessions to best fit their individual needs.  There…
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When Kids Kill

Two were only 13 years old. Three were just a few months shy of turning 18. Four committed their crimes in this decade, and just as many have spent more than 30 years behind bars. At least two sold sex for money. One witnessed his father…
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Sheriff to End Solitary Confinement for Teens at Palm Beach County Jail Under Settlement

Young offenders called it “the box.” It’s where their world at the Palm Beach County jail shrank to a 6-by-12 foot cell — for months. In solitary confinement, no music was allowed. No television. No human contact. Read more.
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A Boy Among Men: What Happens When You Throw a Teenager into an Adult Prison? Guess.

Three years ago, the young man who would later be known as John Doe 1 shuffled into the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan. The town of 11,000 residents, which sits in the remote center of the state, houses five prisons,…
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NACDL Midwinter Meeting & Seminar: "Preventing Wrongful Convictions" - February 13-16, 2019

NACDL's 2019 Midwinter Meeting & Seminar,"Preventing Wrongful Convictions: Eyewitness Mis-Identification & False Confessions" will be held at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown, Phoenix, AZ, February 13-16, 2019. Mistaken eyewitness…
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The Trauma-Informed Judicial System: Creating Safe Spaces for Tribal Youth

Last month, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) hosted a webinar on creating safe spaes for tribal youth involved in a trauma-informed judicial system. Watch the video. Additional Resources Presentation Trauma-Informed…
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Reducing Isolation in Youth Facilities: Strategies for Working With Your Most Challenging Youth

Last month, the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) hosted a webinar on how to reduce the use of solitary confinement in youth correctional facilities.   Presentation Slides CJCA Toolkit for Reducing the Use of Isolation     Photo…
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Childhood Trauma and Its Lifelong Health Effects More Prevalent Among Minorities

When researchers first discovered a link in the late 1990s between childhood adversity and chronic health problems later in life, the real revelation was how common those experiences were across all socioeconomic groups. But the first major…
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Tyler Hadley Resentencing: Mental Health Experts for Defense Argue Hadley Can Be Rehabilitated

"I’ve never seen anything like this in all my 30 years of practice,” a psychiatrist testified at Tyler Hadley’s resentencing Wednesday, referring to the 17-year-old killer's lack of violent history — until the day he killed his parents…
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Study: Teens Stressed Over Discrimination Show Increased Behavioral Problems - My LA News

Teens who are worried that discrimination is on the rise show increased behavioral problems, including substance abuse and depression, according to a study released Monday by the Keck School of Medicine at USC. Read more.