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Week in Review: September 13-17

Another weekend on the way! This week is going to be bit shorter than normal, but as always OJD has a great tip for you and a quick reminder on resources.

Tip of the Week – Searches Not on School Property

While an earlier tip referred to searches on school property as involving a lower standard, searches of juveniles not on school property are governed by a “reasonable juvenile standard.” Specifically, In the matter of I.R.T., 184 N.C. App. 579, 647 S.E.2d 129 (2007) held that the age of a juvenile is a relevant factor in determining whether a reasonable person would feel free to leave upon being stopped by law enforcement.


NJDC Ambassadors for Racial Justice Applications are now OPEN!

ARJ is a nationally recognized program for youth defenders and youth justice advocates. With the training and support of the ARJ leadership team, our previous ambassadors have become racial justice leaders in their jurisdictions and have introduced legislation, successfully incorporated race into their litigation strategies, convened trainings to advance reform, designed college-bound pipeline programs for detained youth, and so much more!

To learn more and apply, please click here

Previous OJD Trainings & Those to Come

Need to brush up on some information about School Interrogations, Secure Custody or Automatic Transfers?? Well, in your Defender Portal we have those webinars recorded and waiting on your views. We hope to continue our library of trainings and would love to know which topics you would like to hear/see. One day we'll be back on the road doing these in person, but for a little while longer, we hope to see you virtually. If you have any ideas or need the password to the Defender Portal, please contact LaTobia.



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