Topic Archive: Educational Issues

Federal Correctional Education Guidance:

What Juvenile Defenders Need to Know In December 2014, the U.S. Department of Education and Department of Justice released a Correctional Education Guidance Package, aimed at helping state and local agencies improve the quality of education for youth in secure confinement. While the guidance package is specifically designed for juvenile justice agencies overseeing secure care facilities,…

Delaware Trainings

Juvenile Continuing Legal Education Programs “Overview of Special Court Programs for Juveniles in Family Court” In 2014, the Office of the Public Defender offered an in house training that discussed all court and diversion programs statewide that can be offered to resolve juvenile delinquency cases. The presentation explained each of the programs and their requirements…

Educational Issues

School and educational issues play a major role in the representation of any juvenile. Whether the child is being prosecuted for something that occurred at school, the child is required to go to school as a condition of court-involvement, or simply a better education plan is necessary to achieve any disposition in the case, juvenile…

Doe v. Todd County School District

NJDC joined South Dakota Advocacy Services and the Took Crowell Institute for At-Risk Youth to file an amicus brief for a writ of certiorari which argued that the Eighth Circuit’s decision below allowed school districts to unilaterally exclude students with disabilities from school without due process, in violation of established Supreme Court precedent and the…