Investigation of Compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act at Leflore County, Mississippi, Juvenile Detention Center

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Dear Colleague Letter: Educational Needs of Students with Disabilities in Correctional Facilities

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Issue Brief: Using Developmentally Appropriate Language to Communicate with Court-Involved Youth

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For any young person, navigating the juvenile delinquency process can be daunting. Youth are required to understand, make decisions, and act on their rights and responsibilities in court. Yet courtinvolved youth are likely to face challenges that impact their ability to understand and participate in juvenile court. The legal jargon, abstract language, and complex terminology…

Resource Brief for Juvenile Defenders: What Juvenile Defenders Should Know about the DSM-5

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This resource brief is intended to support juvenile defense advocacy by providing an overview of some of the latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) revisions, as well as recommendations and implications for juvenile defense practice. The DSM is a classification manual for mental health professionals with itemized criteria for diagnosing disorders. Juvenile…

Template FASD Birth Mother Interview

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Washington Judicial Colloquies Project: A Guide for Improving Communication and Understanding in Juvenile Court

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Toward Developmentally Appropriate Practice: A Juvenile Court Training Curriculum – Overview

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Intended for juvenile court judges, defense attorneys, prosecutors, and probation staff, the curriculum provides in-depth training materials on the most up-to-date adolescent development research and its application to juvenile court practice. As a part of the MacArthur Foundation’s project, Models for Change: Systems Reform in Juvenile Justice, this curriculum is available to jurisdictions across the…

Affidavit of Dr. Larry Burd

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The Bill of Rights, Due Process and the Deaf Suspect/Defendant

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Special Education Advocacy Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): For Children in the Juvenile Delinquency System

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Competence to Waive Interrogation Rights and Adjudicative Competence in Adolescent Defendants: Cognitive Development, Attorney Contact, and Psychological Symptoms

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Doe v. Todd County School District Amicus Brief

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What’s Behind Behavior Matters: The Effects of Disabilities, Trauma and Immaturity on Juvenile Intent and Ability to Assist Counsel

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FASD Experts Rapid Screening Tool

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A Developmental Framework for Juvenile Disposition and Post-Disposition Advocacy

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An infographic outlining strategies for post-disposition advocacy.