Competence to stand trial

CA Supreme Court Opinion in R.V.

CA Supreme Court Decision in in re R.V. - decision reversed a lower court decision which had found a 16 year-old Orange County boy competent to stand trial. The case raised two issues of first impres... MORE

Protocol for Competence in California Juvenile Justice Proceedings Revised

This protocol is a guide for handling cases involving potential competence issues juvenile court. MORE

Incompetent Youth in California Juvenile Justice

This article offers a vehicle for discussion of California juvenile incompetence to stand trial.  It begins with an overview of the California juvenile justice system and a profile of youth in juveni... MORE