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Winter Park Teens Sentenced in Roger Trindade Case - WESH 2 News

Two Winter Park teenagers convicted of manslaughter in the beating death of 15-year-old Roger Trindade were sentenced on Monday. Simeon Hall and Jesse Sutherland will serve about a year in a high-risk juvenile program. The average amount…
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As Staffer Laughed, Boy was Sexually Assaulted at Florida Juvenile Program, Deputies Say - The Miami Herald

The Walton Academy for Growth and Change is supposed to provide a “secure residential treatment program for males, ages 13 to 18,” according to law enforcement in the Florida Panhandle town. But the DeFuniak Springs facility, which is…
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Designing/Reforming Your Tribal Juvenile Justice System – Big Picture Considerations

Earlier this month, this course was presented by the Hon. Pat Sekaquaptewa with guest presenter Lauren van Shilfgaarde. The course provides participants an introductory instructional experience to support development or enhancement of Tribal…
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CLE Opportunity: What’s in Your Closet? Unpacking Adverse Childhood Experience - July 24 at 12 PM

Tuesday 24 July 2018 12:00PM-1:00PM LAS Lunchtime Training “What’s in Your Closet? Unpacking Adverse Childhood Experience” Speaker J.J. Lullen, Staff Case Coordinator Free CLE & Lunch RSVP mcarbo@legalaidocba.org ctucker@legalaidocba.org merazmus@legalaidocba.org Location Marks…
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FREE Event: Early Learning Resource Fair - July 14

Calling all families with young children! Join us as we play, learn and explore the many resources and programs available for early childhood learning and kindergarten readiness. Gain access to valuable organizations and services from around…
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Fostered or Forgotten - Teen Vogue

As part of National Foster Care Month this past May, the Juvenile Law Center partnered with Teen Vogue to produce Fostered or Forgotten, a 12-article series focused on issues affecting youth in foster care. The power of this series reveals…
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Making Schools Safer: Harsh Consequences, Or Second Chances? - NPR

"For the last 14 years I had been a stay at home mom and a soccer mom of three kids," says Lori Alhadeff. "On Valentine's Day my daughter was brutally shot down and murdered and I became a school safety activist." Read more.
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"We the Defenders": National Association for Public Defense Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates Conference - November 26-29

"We the Defenders": National Association for Public Defense Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates Conference These conferences will feature nationally recognized faculty in a mix of plenary sessions, simultaneous sessions and…
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New Virginia Law Mandates Mental Health Education in Public Schools - NPR

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Sen. Creigh Deeds (D- Va.), one of the sponsors of the new state law requiring mental health education in schools. Read more.
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Registration Open: Defender Summer School, August 6-7

Registration is now open for the 2018 Defender Summer School, hosted by Robert Wesley, Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit. Speakers Prof. Denis Keyes, Professor of Education, College of Charleston Dr. I. Bruce Frumkin,…
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FREE Webinar: Nuts & Bolts of Your Tribal Juvenile Law - July 12 at 2:00 PM

The course will be presented by the Hon. Pat Sekaquaptewa with guest presenter Lauren van Shilfgaarde. The course will provide participants an introductory instructional experience to support development or enhancement of Tribal juvenile justice…
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Study: New Rule Should Mean More Florida Kids in Diversion Programs - The Tampa Bay Times

The Caruthers Institute release its newest study on the use of juvenile civil citations in Florida. Key findings include: Utilization continues to increase but more slowly than in previous years. Counties that saw substantial increased…
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Supreme Court Won’t Hear the Case of Brendan Dassey, Sentenced to Life as a Teen and Featured in ‘Making a Murderer’ - The Washington Post

The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a plea to intervene in the case of Brendan Dassey, whose confession to rape and murder as a teenager was portrayed as coerced in the popular Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer.” Read more.
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Transforming Closed Youth Prisons Repurposing Facilities to Meet Community Needs - The Urban Institute

This brief examines how former youth prisons can be repurposed into new, sustainable assets for neighborhood revitalization, job creation, and social services. Drawing from qualitative interviews with stakeholders involved in youth prison repurposing…