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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.

Find an upcoming event below or view our events archive.

  • Dec 1, 2017 - Highland Heights, Kentucky

    In re Gault: 50 Years & Beyond

    Join us at the Chase College of Law Symposium as we celebrate and review the history of In re Gault, decided 50 years ago, which held that children are individuals who possess their own constitutional rights.

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    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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