CJDC Releases ROAM Training Model Toolkit and Presents at National Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit in Saint Paul, Minnesota
CJDC is proud to announce the release of the Rural Outreach and Accessibility Model (ROAM) Training Toolkit. ROAM was developed u
nder CJDC's Access to Juvenile Justice: Rural & Tribal Southwest project and is an adaptable training delivery model that utilizes technology, in-person facilitation, and effective training strategies to raise the level of juvenile defense practice in remote, rural, and underserved communities.  The goal of ROAM is to bring that same kind of specialized juvenile defense training to practitioners in remote jurisdictions that those practicing in urban communities have access to. It is the value of specialized, in-person training for the rural defense attorney that ROAM aims to achieve, not the maximum number of participants in any single training location. 

Last week, CJDC's Access to Juvenile Justice: Rural & Tribal Southwest project Program Manager, Amanda Butler presented ROAM at the National Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  Alongside Amanda were Cindy Aragon, Director of the Native American Program at New Mexico Legal Aid and Kathryn Barry, Grants Management Specialist at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).  

CJDC thanks the National Juvenile Defender Center and the Southwest Juvenile Defender Center for their partnership and the project's Advisory Board and consultants for their contributions to this project's success!
CJDC Expands Services to Education Law
CJDC is delighted to announce that the Nord Family Foundation has given our organization a generous grant to provide education legal services in the Denver metro area.  CJDC staff will represent students in expulsion and suspension proceedings.  This grant will allow CJDC to begin to stop the school-to-prison pipeline in real, consequential ways.  If you want to be involved, please contact Jeff Cuneo at jeff@cjdc.org.

"Believe in Youth" Expungement and Deregistration Clinic

CJDC was proud to partner with CCDB (Colorado Criminal Defense Bar) and put on two clinics for folks seeking to expunge their juvenile record or petition to discontinue registration.  The first clinic was held at CU Denver, while the second was at Hoffman Heights Public Library in Aurora.  CJDC staff and student volunteers helped numerous juveniles and adults navigate these complex processes to break down barriers they faced moving forward in life with employment and housing.

Would you like to represent youth in deregistration and expungement proceedings?  And make a little money while doing it?  We have over 40 clients waiting for your assistance.  If you would like to help, please contact Jeff Cuneo at jeff@cjdc.org.
Join CJDC's Fundraising Committee!
Each year, a team of dedicated volunteers works behind the scenes to coordinate our annual celebration and fundraiser which is held in the spring.  Interested in getting involved?  Reach out to Hannah Proff at hannah@profflaw.com.
CJDC is Gearing Up for 
2nd Annual Fund Drive

For over a decade, CJDC has elevated the practice of juvenile defense and advocacy by holding up juvenile defense as a skilled specialty practice, presenting continuing legal education seminars, developing resources and materials for juvenile defenders and advocates, and by supporting indigent defense through ongoing litigation support and assistance.

As CJDC enters its second decade of youth justice advocacy, we are raising $10,000 throughout the month of December in our 2nd Annual Fund Drive and ask for your support in reaching our goal so we can continue fighting for Colorado youth. We will be accepting donations through ColoradoGives.org, on our CJDC Website, and via check.  Please keep CJDC in mind when you are scheduling your holiday giving this year. 
Upcoming Events and Trainings
Navigating the New Competency Standards: Making Colorado Revised Statute ยง 19-2-103 Work for Your Juvenile Clients

December 7, 2018
Denver, CO
Register HERE

Join us for a half-day CLE covering the statutory changes to the Children's Code and other implications of HB18-1050, which applies to acts committed on or after July 1, 2018.  Learn the psychology behind developmental immaturity, competency to stand trial, and what restoration looks like from a psychology perspective.  Review the statutory guidelines and what is going on in Colorado, from the Office of Behavioral Health practice to future legislative efforts.  Walk away with litigation strategies including when and how to raise a claim; how to approach competency claims with clients and family; and how to set up a developmental maturity argument.   

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Youth Justice Hero Sponsors
Hardy & Juba, LLC
David Graham & Stubbs
Polansky Law Firm

Youth Justice Advocate Sponsors
Peter Albani Law
Contiguglia Law Firm
Jeff Cuneo
Lindy Frolich
Carrie Meek
Patrick Vance

Youth Justice Partner Sponsors
Stacie Nelson Colling
Churches for Middle East Peace
Cutler Law Office

Gorman & Zuckerman, LLC

The Noble Law Firm, LLC
Leslie Krueger-Pagett
Jennifer Stinson Law
Amy Trenary
Evan Zuckerman Law