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November, 2020

Thursday
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Wisconsin State Public Defenders have extended an invitation to Illinois attorneys to watch Travis Stearns (an attorney with the Washington Appellate Project) discuss State v. Quijas and challenging racial bias when kids are transferred to adult court.

Access via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 817 2810 7035
Passcode: Gideon2020
Tuesday
10
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Linda Teplin, Owen L. Coon Professor and Vice Chair for Research in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University, will discuss her landmark 20-year longitudinal study, the Northwestern Juvenile Project. She will present key findings from the project—on psychiatric disorders, death rates, and educational, social, and socioeconomic outcomes—which have guided criminal justice reform. Few studies have examined long-term outcomes of youth after they leave detention.

Please RSVP to receive a Zoom link on the day of the event. These conversations are aimed at undergraduate students as well as the broader interested community.

Sponsored by: Northwestern‘s Center for Health Equity Transformation and Health Disparities and Public Policy in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Thursday
12
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Juvenile Law Center is launching the commemoration of their 45th Anniversary with 45-minute lunchtime conversations on some of the most pressing issues on behalf of youth in the child welfare and justice systems.

This week: Collateral Consequences, Second Chances

During the election we heard about laws prohibiting voting by people with criminal records. We will discuss a range of collateral consequences and what they mean for future opportunities for young people with involvement in the justice system.

Moderated by Riya Saha Shah, Esq., Managing Director, Juvenile Law Center with Marcus Jarvis, Outreach and Communications Associate, Debt Free Justice Campaign, Juvenile Law Center; and Johnny Perez, Director of U.S. Prisons Program, National Religious Campaign Against Torture.
Thursday
12
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"Educational Transition Planning: Getting the Most out of an IEP for Court-Involved, Transition-Aged Youth with Disabilities"

All students with disabilities between ages 14.5 to 22 years old have the right to receive individualized transition services through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) to prepare them for post-secondary education, employment, and independent living.

In this training hosted by the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission and Equip for Equality, we will discuss why transition planning and services are especially important for court-involved youth and emerging adults with disabilities, and how increasing access to these services can help re-route youth from the juvenile and criminal legal systems and improve post-secondary outcomes. This training will walk through the development and implementation of a student’s transition plan, as well as special issues impacting students of transition-age, such as becoming a legal adult, graduation, and remote learning.

Presenters: Jessica Gingold (Staff Attorney at Equip for Equality) & Emily Wilson (Skadden Fellow and Staff Attorney at Equip for Equality)
Tuesday
17
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This webinar will explore the reasons behind juvenile false confessions. In 1989, 16-year-old Huwe Burton falsely confessed to killing his mother and was sentenced to 15-years to life in prison. Thirty years later, he was exonerated. Join Mr. Burton and the country‘s leading expert on juvenile false and coerced confessions, Professor Steven Drizin, as we explore the reasons that children admit to crimes they didn‘t commit and hear one man‘s story of personal tragedy, police misconduct, and redemption.

Co-sponsored by Rutgers Law School Center on Criminal Justice, Youth Rights and Race

FREE for guests who do not want CLE credit with promo code NOCLE739

No CLE being offered for Illinois.
Thursday
19
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Juvenile Law Center is launching the commemoration of their 45th Anniversary with 45-minute lunchtime conversations on some of the most pressing issues on behalf of youth in the child welfare and justice systems.

This week: "Learning in Lockdown: How COVID-19 Exacerbates the Educational Challenges of the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems"

Covid-19 has created novel educational challenges to school systems and students around the country, and especially exasperated longstanding problems in education for youth involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. This panel conversation will discuss current challenges to education success and opportunities to overcome such challenges.

Moderated by Nadia Mozaffar, Esq., Senior Attorney, Juvenile Law Center with Kristina Moon, Esq., Staff Attorney, Education Law Center; Anthony Simpson, Alumnus, Youth Fostering Change, Juvenile Law Center; and Diane Smith Howard, Esq., Managing Attorney for Criminal and Juvenile Justice, National Disability Rights Network.
Thursday
19
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"Preserving the Sixth Amendment: Practical Considerations, Constitutional Challenges, and Lessons Learned"

As the criminal legal system explores ways to resume court proceedings, judges, witnesses, and parties are faced with balancing a myriad of competing needs. Efforts to protect public health and safety while also protecting core constitutional rights and the adversarial system are raising questions about matters at the very core of the Sixth Amendment. Moderated by Professor Andrea Roth (UC Berkeley Law) panelists Sherry Boston (District Attorney, DeKalb County, GA), Martín Sabelli (Law Offices of Martín Sabelli, San Francisco, CA) and Circuit Court Judge Annie O’Connell (Louisville, KY) will discuss in today’s environment, the legal and practical definitions of what it means to confront a witness, what makes a trial public, and what is needed to ensure an accused is receiving the effective assistance of counsel.

More info:
https://strengthenthesixth.org/article/Preserving-the-Sixth-Amendment