Dear Colleagues: Please join the National Juvenile Defender Center for the Gault at 50 Gala on May 15, 2017, in Washington, DC, as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that affirmed […]
Posted Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Since 1985 the Criminal Justice Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association has presented annual awards to the outstanding judge of the year, prosecutor and criminal defense attorney of the year in Los Angeles […]
Posted Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
LACBA Independent Juvenile Defender Program Seeking Applicants for Attorney and Program Administrator Positions
The Los Angeles County Independent Juvenile Defender Program (IJD) at the Los Angeles County Bar Association is accepting applications for the following positions: (1) Resource Attorney; (2) Appellate Attorney; and (3) Program Administrators. Resource Attorney: The […]
Posted Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
By: Maureen Washburn** In one of her last actions as head of the US Department of Justice under President Obama, Attorney General Loretta Lynch honored PJDC Board President Patti Lee with an appointment to the […]
Posted Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
PJDC/Loyola Law School Conference on Franklin/Miller/YOPH and Juveniles in Adult Court – February 3, 2017
Registration is now open for the February 3, 2017, conference at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. You can find information on the conference (i.e. speakers, topics, cost, agenda) here. Registration is open to the first […]
Posted Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Children across the country are routinely denied access to effective lawyers in juvenile court. But, in some places, defenders and advocates are finding creative solutions to ensure children’s rights are fulfilled. A new report by […]
Posted Monday, November 14th, 2016
By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, California voters passed Proposition 57, the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act in the November 8, 2016 election. Among other things, the measure ends the direct filing of cases […]
Posted Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
PJDC Board Member Rourke Stacy was featured in a Juvenile Justice Information Exchange article on the importance of Proposition 57 on the November 8th California ballot. If enacted, it would eliminate direct filing of cases […]
Posted Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
After a four year journey through the California Legislature, a bill significantly restricting the use of locked room confinement in juvenile facilities was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on September 27, 2016.
Posted Thursday, October 6th, 2016
Roger Chan, PJDC board member and Executive Director of the East Bay Children’s Law Offices, was appointed on June 28, 2016 by Governor Brown to the Superior Court of San Francisco.
Posted Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
The Marshall Project featured an article on June 16, 2016 on youth advocates’ efforts to get colleges to stop using school disciplinary records in the admissions process.
Posted Thursday, June 16th, 2016
The Sacramento Bee’s editorial section highlighted the broad coalition of supporters of Senate Bill 1143, which would greatly limit the use of solitary confinement of juveniles in California’s juvenile halls.
Posted Wednesday, June 1st, 2016