PJDC Collateral Consequences Handbook Highlighted at CPDA

PJDC Board Members Sue Burrell and Rourke Stacy co-presented a workshop  on Collateral Consequences of Sustained Petitions in Juvenile Court at the January 21, 2012 California Public Defenders Association (CPDA) Juvenile Defense Seminar at Monterey, California.  Rourke and Sue spoke to 200 attorneys about the short and long term consequences of juvenile court involvement on youth coming into contact with the system.  The workshop highlighted issues that defense attorneys need to be aware of in advising clients, negotiating plea agreements and arguing to the court — including the impact of court involvement on future employment, access to financial aid and higher education, immigration, driving privileges, public benefits and financial responsibility of parents.  The presentation drew from PJDC’s newly published Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings in California: A Handbook for Juvenile Law Practitioners (2011), which was edited by Sue and Rourke, with contributions from more than 40 volunteer attorneys.  The Handbook is available for order on this web site.