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The National Juvenile Defender Center and its allies and partners will be commemorating the Gault decision in the run up to the 50th anniversary. Below are highlights from past events.

  • Knoxville, TN

    #GaultAt50 Monthly Juvenile Defender Skills Training Seminar

    Marjorie Bristol, Legal Director at Tennessee Department of Children's Services, will provide a basic overview of the ways that our work can be more zealous on behalf of kids at risk of going into JJ custody, and she will answer questions about life for kids who end up being committed to DCS-JJ custody.
  • May 15, 2016 - Anchorage, Alaska

    Alaska’s In re Gault Day

    Here in Alaska, we are in our third year of celebrating In re Gault Day. I am the only person in the Anchorage -- and indeed the entire state -- who does delinquency defense full time. This event was created to honor an important anniversary.
  • May 15, 2016 - Washington, D.C.

    JusticeAid Concert

    Join us on May 15, 2016 at 7 PM in Washington’s Historic Lincoln Theatre for a JusticeAid Concert, featuring Grammy Award-winning Ozomatli and DC’s local legend Big Tony & Trouble Funk, benefiting the National Juvenile Defender Center and the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth! Tickets on sale now! JusticeAid organizes live music and arts events around the nation to benefit charities that help increase access to opportunity and justice. They raise money to...
  • May 16, 2016 - Washington, D.C.

    Launch of the Gault at 50 campaign

    On Monday, May 16, the National Juvenile Defender Center will kick off itsGault at 50 Campaign with the release of the campaign’s Statement of Principles and an expert panel presentation. Fifty years ago, in the landmark decision In re Gault, the United States Supreme Court said that children have a constitutional right to counsel. The Gault at 50 Campaign is a year-long initiative to commemorate the 50 th anniversary of the Gault decision, celebrate the...
  • May 23, 2016 - Knoxville, TN

    Stop the Violence: Juvenile (In)Justice

    On May 23rd, the Knox County Public Defender's Community Law Office hosted a community conversation on youth violence and the juvenile justice system, called Stop the Violence: Juvenile (In)Justice.
  • May 23, 2016 - Holly's Gourmet's Market

    50th Anniversary Kick-Off in Knoxville, TN

    We invite you to help us kick off our year-long 50th anniversary campaign of events for In re Gault, the 1967 Supreme Court case that guarantees the right to counsel for children charged with delinquency, by joining in a special conversation with other local stakeholders about how we can all work to improve access to counsel for children in Tennessee’s Juvenile Courts. Your input into the future plans for our...
  • Jun 4, 2016 - Loyola Law School

    Trainings for A.B. 703 / Rule 5.664 Compliance in CA (Los Angeles)

    Beginning July 1, 2016, attorneys seeking appointment in delinquency cases must be able to show that they have met minimum training requirements specified under California Rules of Court, rule 5.664, or have demonstrated competence based on sufficient recent experience.
  • Jun 11, 2016 - Berkeley Law School

    Training for A.B. 703 / Rule 5.664 Compliance in CA (Berkeley)

    Beginning July 1, 2016, attorneys seeking appointment in delinquency cases must be able to show that they have met minimum training requirements specified under California Rules of Court, rule 5.664, or have demonstrated competence based on sufficient recent experience.
  • Jun 17, 2016 - Charlotte School of Law

    2016 Southern Juvenile Defender Center Regional Summit

    Join us June 17-18, 2016, at the Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the Sixth Annual SJDC Regional Summit!

Media

    Vermont Public Radio
    Jun 14, 2017 - News Item

    Lahey: Due Process for Juveniles

    Fifty years on, many states continue to deny juveniles their right to counsel, either through legislation or in its implementation.
    SJDC
    May 24, 2017 - News Item

    Gault at 50: Conference to Offer Tips for ‘Front-Line’ Juvenile Lawyers

    You could call it the obscene phone call heard 'round the world. The May 1967 Supreme Court ruling that threw out Gerald Gault’s six-year commitment for lewd remarks over the telephone has led to half a century of juvenile justice reform.
    The Atlantic
    May 22, 2017 - News Item

    The Children Being Denied Due Process

    On June 8, 1964, Gerald Gault and Ronald Lewis were arrested when their neighbor, Mrs. Cook, alleged they had made a lewd phone call to her home. The police detained Gerald overnight and held a hearing the next day in the juvenile judge’s chambers.
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