Week in Review: August 16-20


Happy Friday! Today OJD is attending the 2021 Juvenile Defender Conference hosted by the School of Government. It's a jam packed day full of really innovative trainings and presented by some of the best attorneys in NC. We hope to see you there!


Tip of the Week – Before You Plea


Talk to your client about the impacts of an adjudication. While not as public as adult criminal convictions, juvenile adjudications may impact the following: immigration status, educational placement, housing conditions, eligibility to play sports, placement on a sex offender registry (in N.C. or other states) and others. Always consider the long-term consequences of what may first appear to be a short-term decision.


From NJDC:


On July 6, 2020, leadership of Georgetown Law’s Juvenile Justice Clinic, NJDC, and the ARJ issued a Call to Action for the juvenile defense community. You can read the Call to Action by clickng here.


The Ambassadors for Racial Justice (ARJ) is a program sponsored by the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative and the National Juvenile Defender Center, for defenders who are committed to challenging racial injustice.

If you have a passion for racial injustice and how to course correct systemic issues, you can find more information by clicking here.


From NJJN:


On July 7, 2020, NJJN released "Police-Free Schools," a report of profiles from different jurisdictions regarding the removal of SROs in schools. This report includes campaign summaries and how these jurisdictions successfully made the change. To read the report, click here.

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