Gault Center Publications

The Criminalization of Childhood (2019)

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Most states do not set a minimum age of prosecution in juvenile court. And although common sense knowledge of child development1 and international standards2 compel removal of younger children from the juvenile legal system, states have yet to heed the call. Because younger children are inherently more vulnerable,3 they should not be subject to the…

CAUTION: Collateral Consequences: Obstructing the Pathway to Young People’s Success

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This publication covers the ways in which the collateral consequences of juvenile court involvement and the longevity and availability of juvenile court records directly interfere with the very things that help young people succeed.

A Guide to Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement in Indiana

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As you move forward with your life after being involved in the juvenile court system, this guide provides information about what obstacles may lie ahead and how to prepare yourself. The court and police paperwork about your case is called your “juvenile record.” This record can affect your life for years to come. But you…

A Guide to Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement in New Mexico

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As you move forward with your life after being involved in the juvenile court system, this guide provides information about what obstacles may lie ahead and how to prepare yourself. The court and police paperwork about your case is called your “juvenile record.” This record can affect your life for years to come. But you…

Where Are There Statewide Bans on Automatic Juvenile Shackling (2019)

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A list covering states that ban shackling young people and those that do not.

Broken Contracts: Contract Counsel Toolkit

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As juvenile defense system stakeholders consider creating or reforming their contract counsel system, it is important to start with a full understanding of the contracting process and system. The considerations and recommendations provided within this publication may need to be modified for the specifics of your jurisdiction.

Broken Contracts: Reimagining High-Quality Representation of Youth in Contract and Appointed Counsel Systems

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Young people facing delinquency charges need and deserve full access to high-quality, zealous defense representation, regardless of where they live. Even in counties with public defenders, at least some of the attorneys appointed to represent youth in delinquency court are engaged through a contract or other court-appointment system. It is, therefore, imperative that policymakers, defense…

Eliminating Shackling in Juvenile Court: Continuing the Momentum (2019)

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A guide to states that ban indiscriminate shackling of young people and those that do not.

Achieving Excellence in Detention Advocacy: Guidelines for Juvenile Defenders to Provide Zealous Advocacy at Initial Detention Hearings

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These guidelines are designed to assist defenders in assessing their advocacy at the traditional, threepart initial hearings held in most jurisdictions: arraignment, the probable cause determination, and the detention hearing. In some jurisdictions, these are all collapsed into a single hearing. Because many jurisdictions still allow children to waive their right to counsel and/or plead…

Diez Principios Fundamentales: Para Prestar Representación Legal de Alta Calidad a Delincuentes Juveniles Dentro Del Sistema de Defensores Públicos

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A Right to Liberty: Resources for Challenging the Detention of Children

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Applying Principles of Adolescent Development in Delinquency Proceedings

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A Right to Liberty: Reforming Juvenile Money Bail

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Juvenile Defense Manager-Supervisor Tool for Best Practices in Detention Advocacy

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A Guide to Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement in Virginia

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A Guide to Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement in New Jersey

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A Guide to Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement in Ohio

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A Juvenile Defender’s Guide to Conquering Collateral Consequences

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A Guide to Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement in Minnesota

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Juvenile Defender’s Guide to Immigration Issues in Juvenile Proceedings

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Addressing Bias in Delinquency and Child Welfare Systems

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Confined Without Cause: The Constitutional Right to Prompt Probable Cause Determinations for Youth

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A Guide to Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement in South Carolina

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A Guide to Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement in Washington

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A Guide to Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement in Missouri

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