Your Juvenile Defense News & Updates
In this edition of the National Juvenile Defender Center  Newsletter, learn more about  the Gault at 50 campaign launch coming on May 16, NJDC at TEDxFoggyBottom, our analysis of probation orders, and the JusticeAid benefit concert.
Save the date for the launch of the Gault at 50 campaign - May 16_ 2016_ afternoon _details TBA_ - Public Welfare Foundation_ Washington_ DC
TEDx - Think Next
NJDC's Kim Dvorchak to Speak at TEDxFoggyBottom This Saturday

NJDC Executive Director Kim Dvorchak has been selected to speak about juvenile defense at this year's TEDxFoggyBottom conference, which will take place this Saturday, April 23 at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium.  The conference runs from  from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Kim's presentation will be between 3:45pm and 5:00pm. 
Dr. Gwyneth Rost, Margaret Samuel, 
HyeJi Kim, and Mary Ann Scali
NJDC Promotes Individualized Youth Probation Orders

Did you know that one in four youth in detention are there as a result of a technical violation?  Although probation is the most common disposition youth receive when adjudicated delinquent, it can result in severe consequences, including incarceration.  There is a pressing need to reexamine standard juvenile probation orders to ensure they align with the goals of achieving youth success.  

Recently, NJDC 's Deputy Director Mary Ann Scali presented at the RFK Probation System Reform Symposium, where Margaret Samuel spoke about her experience with probation orders as a youth in the delinquency system, Dr. Gwyneth Rost discussed the importance of using developmentally appropriate language in probation orders, NJDC Gault Fellow HyeJi Kim analyzed the questionable constitutionality of a number of common juvenile probation conditions, and Jodi Martin discussed reform efforts in Clark County, Washington.  Participants identified probation orders that had not been reviewed in over thirty years and discussed ways to revise the orders using developmentally appropriate language and tailored conditions to help youth achieve success.

Please contact NJDC  if you are interested in reforming your juvenile probation orders i n your jurisdiction.
JusticeAid Benefit Concert
Buy Your Tickets for JusticeAid Before They're Gone!

Join us on Sunday, May 15 at 7:00pm at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC for a benefit concert featuring Ozomatli and Big Tony & Trouble Funk.

Buy your tickets before the show is sold out!  All ticket proceeds will be donated to the National Juvenile Defender Center and the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth.

Even if you can't attend, there are other ways you can help!

Join the Host Committee to help us spread the word and sell tickets for the concert.  Just sign up and sell or buy five to ten tickets, and JusticeAid will recognize your contribution as a member of the Host Committee.

Please also consider buying tickets we can donate to local youth in our community.

Get your tickets now!
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