Gault Center Publications

A Call to Expand Post-Disposition Representation of Youth in the Juvenile Legal System

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In 2020, after the District of Columbia Court of Appeals released its decision in In re N.H.M., expanding DC youths’ access to post-disposition counsel, Open City Advocates, which represented N.H.M., contacted the Gault Center to explore how to support the expansion of post-disposition representation in other jurisdictions. We reviewed analyses of post-disposition representation of youth,…

Career Resource Guide 2023

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National Youth Defense System Standards

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Outlines steps that states must take to comply with the minimum requirements of the U.S. Constitution to protect the rights of youth facing deprivations of liberty.

Futures in the Balance: Examples of How Juvenile Court Hurts Youth and Communities

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Futures in the Balance: Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline

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Seeing What’s Underneath: A Resource for Understanding Behavior & Using Language in Juvenile Court

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Due Process in the Time of COVID: Defenders as First Responders in a Juvenile Court System Struggling with the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Futures in the Balance: Reforms that Keep Youth in School

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Futures in the Balance: Myths and Facts About the Impacts of Juvenile Court

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A Guide to Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement in Texas

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What Young People Are Saying About Juvenile Defense: Learning from the Experiences of Former Youth Clients

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A Guide to Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement in Massachusetts

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Have a Juvenile Record in Kansas?: Plan for Your Future

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Have a Juvenile Record in New Hampshire? Plan for Your Future!

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Limited Justice: An Assessment of Access to and Quality of Juvenile Defense Counsel in Kansas (2020)

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Undervalued: An Assessment of Access to and Quality of Juvenile Defense Counsel in New Hampshire (2020)

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Advancing Youth Justice: An Assessment of Access to and Quality of Juvenile Defense Counsel in Oregon (2020)

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National Juvenile Defender Center Racial Justice Statement

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Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement: Obstacles to Opportunities

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Overdue for Justice: An Assessment of Access to and Quality of Juvenile Defense Counsel in Michigan (2020)

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National Juvenile Defender Center Statement on Recent Deaths of Black Americans & Need to Dismantle Systemic Racism

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Mississippi: An Assessment of Access to Counsel and Quality of Representation in Delinquency Proceedings (2007)

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The Children Left Behind: An Assessment of Access to Counsel and Quality of Representation in Delinquency Proceedings in Louisiana (2001)

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Special Caution Required: The Realities of Youth Interrogation

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National Juvenile Defender Center Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic & Urgent Need for Juvenile Legal System to Act

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