Month: November 2016
NJDC Blueprints Report Highlights Juvenile Defense
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 the National Juvenile Defender Center, Defend Children: A Blueprint for Effective Juvenile Defender Services, highlights solutions to these problems. …
California Passes Proposition 57; Direct File Abolished
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 involving juveniles by prosecutors in adult criminal court. By enacting Proposition 57 on the November 8th ballot, the voters …
Rourke Stacy Featured in Article on Prop 57 re Ending Direct File
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 against juveniles in adult court.
Proposition 57 Would Return Juvenile Transfer Power to Judges from Prosecutors in California