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Delaware Gets Exciting New Federal Award
Delaware, through its Criminal Justice Council, was one of four states to receive the Smart on Juvenile Justice Enhancing Youth Access to Justice State Reform Planning Grant funded by the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. This is the first time that funding has been solely devoted to juvenile defense reform signifying a formal recognition by the federal government that all children are entitled to access to counsel and due process.

Read more about this amazing new development.


Check out the New Jersey Juvenile Collateral Consequences Checklist.
The purpose of the Checklist is to provide attorneys, judges, other juvenile justice professionals, along with clients and their families, the most current information available on the immediate and long term consequences of juvenile adjudications of delinquency in New Jersey. The Checklist can help defense attorney’s fulfill their responsibility to explain to clients and their families the consequences of delinquency court prior to proceeding with consent decrees, adjudicatory hearings or admissions colloquies.


Court Voids Rules on Transfer of Juveniles to Adult Facilities

 

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