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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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NACDL Meeting & Seminar: Decoding & Litigating Mental Health Issues - October 24-27

NACDL's 2018 Fall Meeting & Seminar,"Decoding & Litigating Mental Health Issues" will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, GA, October 24-27, 2018. Experts estimate that between 55 and 75% of all incarcerated people suffer…
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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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Raising Age to 23: It Works for the Dutch - The Crime Report

In 2014, the Netherlands passed legislation allowing youths under the age of 23 to be tried in juvenile court. Result so far indicate that the change resulted in more leniency for 16- and 17-year-olds. Read more.
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FSU Study: Juveniles Transferred to Adult Courts Receive More Time for Their Crimes - Florida State University News

A new study by Florida State University's College of Criminology and Justice has found that, in Florida, juveniles transferred to adult courts received 27.4 percent longer incarceration sentences than adults. Read more.
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July 24-25 Training Seminar: Nitty Gritty Mitigation Sentencing Strategies

There will be a two-day capital/JLWOP seminar on July 24th and July 25 at the Orange County Regional History Center, 65 East Central Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32801, for the low cost of $75.00! The seminar is for lawyers and mitigation specialists!…
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Sinister Web - The Shreveport Times

This five-part program by The Shreveport Times investigates how child pornography has changed in the Digital Age. Read more. Chapter 1 centers on how the Internet and other types of digital technology have affected the manufacture and…
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Child Welfare Involvement Linked to Increased Severity of Punishment for Youth, Study Finds - The Chronicle of Social Change

A May 2016 study, “Juvenile justice sentencing: Do gender and child welfare involvement matter?”, found that, when committing the same crime, girls and children who had been in the child welfare system were 56 percent more likely to be…