Events and Training
Detention Advocacy after the 2019 Juvenile Justice Reform Bill
In 2019, the Juvenile Justice Reform Bill significantly changed the standards for detaining children. Recognizing the harm caused to children by detention, it made clear that detention should be a last resort and only used when absolutely necessary for the safety of the community. Attendees will learn about the statutory changes such as the removal of “danger to self” as a reason to detain a child, changes to risk screening procedures, and areas of litigation surrounding the new law.
8th Annual Excellence in Juvenile Defense Conference
Our 2020 conference is going to be one for books with a comprehensive agenda boasting topics ranging from ethics, to sentencing advocacy, sex offense cases, direct file and transfer, working with experts, education advocacy and beyond. Co-sponsored by CJDC, OADC, OCR, and OSPD, the 8th Annual Excellence in Juvenile Defense Conference has a little something for everyone with four breakout tracks and two full days of CLE/CPDH!