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Week in Review: April 18-22

Happy Friday Defenders! It's getting warmer outside and that means summer is here! Hopefully less school-based petitions and even less summer trouble for everyone! Let's get started wrapping up the week with OJD. We have plenty to share.

Tip of the Week - Publicity & Juvenile Cases

It's often questioned if the identity of a juvenile should be released in the media. In the U.S. Supreme Court case Smith v. Daily Mail Pub. Co., 443 U.S. 97 (1979), the Court ruled that a state law prohibiting and punishing publication of an alleged charged juvenile violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution. North Carolina, along with many other states, does not prohibit the sharing of this information but news stations have the ultimate choice. Many have decided against releasing the juvenile's name unless they've been transferred to Superior Court. Want to read more about this and ways to prevent it as well? Read the document below:

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Resources - Upcoming Webinar & Podcast Episode

The UNC School of Social Work invites the public to participate in its inaugural Social Work Legacy Speakers Series: Promoting Child Maltreatment Prevention and Advancing Equity April 25, 2022.

The Legacy Speakers Series will bring together individuals committed to strengthening the lives of children and families and addressing challenges and gaps in our current service systems. The goals of the Speakers Series are to create an enduring legacy of security and stability for families and to ensure that our community’s most vulnerable are not harmed by programs or efforts intended to buffer them from the effects of traumatic experiences. To learn more, see the PDF below and attend this event in person or via Zoom, please register online:

Promoting Child Maltreatment Prevention and Advancing Equity
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. Youth Justice Transformation in Action by The RFK Community Alliance featuring Gina Vincent, Ph.D. Risk assessment instruments are a hot-button issue for many attorneys defending youth. These instruments can propel youth deeper into court intervention or liberate them. Regardless of how we feel about them, it is important to be informed about what they are, their intended use, and their pitfalls. In the podcast below, host John Tuell interviews Dr. Gina Vincent about the evidence- and research-based tools and practices that can change system-related trajectories for youth. This podcast and the one that will follow highlight some important information for the field! You can listen to the episode and the whole series here:

OJD at Cary High School

Burcu and LaTobia were invited to speak at Cary High about the justice system, juvenile work and juvenile rights. LaTobia also spoke about social media and the implications of over-sharing on any platform. The students in Ms. Kerrigan's class were awesome and we had a great time answering all their questions and getting a whole bunch of laughs in.

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