Practice standards/guides

SB 166 - Bill re Training Juvenile Delinquency Attorneys

SB 166 requires Judicial Council to establish minimum hours of training and education necessary in order to be appointed as counsel in delinquency proceedings. These training hours may be counted towa... MORE

SB 166 Fact Sheet: Training for Juvenile Delinquency Attorneys

Factsheet for SB 166 that would require Judicial Council to establish minimum hours of training and education necessary in order to be appointed as counsel in delinquency proceedings. These training h... MORE

Public Records and Freedom of Information Act Requests - Power Point Presentation

Power point presentation on how public records and Freedom of Information Act requests can be used as tools for change. MORE

Kleppe v. Superior Court of Marin County and Marin County Petition

The Youth Law Center filed Kleppe v. Superior Court of Marin County and Marin County on March 10, 2010 in the California First District Court of Appeal charging Marin County and Marin Superior Court o... MORE

MacArthur Foundation Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network - Power point Presentation

Power point presentation on JIDAN and what it has done in California so far. MORE

Evaluation of the Guardian Ad Litem System in Nebraska

This report assessing Nebraska’s system of child representation was released on January 9, 2010. The report was conducted by the National Association of Counsel for Children, Suffolk University law ... MORE

Youth Participation in Court Hearings

In recent years, courts and child welfare systems around the country have recognized the importance of permanency for all foster children, including older youth, and of youth participation in decision... MORE

What Defenders Can Do to Reduce Placement Delay/Placement Failure

National Juvenile Defender Summit handout focusing on youth with serious mental health needs. MORE

What Can Public Defenders Do to Reduce Placement Delay/Placement Failure

Two page list of what public defenders can do to reduce placement delay and placement failure. MORE