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NJDC & Players Coalition team up to protect young people
NJDC is proud to partner with the Players Coalition to eliminate barriers to that prevent young people from accessing their constitutional right to counsel.

Addendum A: Important judicial considerations regarding adolescent development
This is the sixth in a 7-part training video series for juvenile and family court judges on concepts of adolescent development. In this video, Judge Karen Ashby reviews how adolescent development plays into considerations of positive youth developmen...

Addendum B: Applying Adolescent development throughout the case
This is the sixth in a 7-part training video series for juvenile and family court judges on concepts of adolescent development. In this video, Judge Ernestine S. Gray discusses how understanding of the developmental capacities of young people can imp...

Principle 3: Adolescents develop at different rates in social, emotional, physical, and cognitive d
This is the third in a 7-part training video series for juvenile and family court judges on concepts of adolescent development. In this video, Dr. Antoinette Kavanaugh explains the science behind adolescent development and how it impacts youth decisi...

Principle 5: Secure and health relationships promote adolescent success and positive development
This is the fifth in a 7-part training video series for juvenile and family court judges on concepts of adolescent development. In this video, Dr. Antoinette Kavanaugh talks about the things we can do to help young people develop in positive ways.

Principle 4: Adolescents development and learning are profoundly affected by early childhood experi
This is the fourth in a 7-part training video series for juvenile and family court judges on concepts of adolescent development. In this video, Dr. Antoinette Kavanaugh discusses how prior traumatic experiences may influence how young people interact...

Principle 2: Adolescents are less culpable and more capable of reform than adults
This is the second of a 7-part training video series for juvenile and family court judges on concepts of adolescent development. In this video, Judge Ernestine S. Gray discusses how developmental concepts argue against harsher treatment of young peop...

Principle 1: Adolescents are constitutionally different from adults
This is the first in a 7-part training video series for juvenile and family court judges on concepts of adolescent development. This video includes the introduction, followed by Judge Karen Ashby discussing the U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence releva...

Anquan Boldin - The Cost of Justice for Youth
"What we know is that when access to justice depends on a child's ability to pay for their own defense, the disparities of class, race, and ethnicity are magnified."

Devin McCourty - Support Youth Access to Counsel - NJDC
New England Patriot Devin McCourty and Players Coalition team up with the National Juvenile Defender Center to raise awareness that far too many young people in juvenile court don't ever get lawyers.

Strategies to Advocate Against the Pretrial of Youth
NJDC Executive Director, Mary Ann Scali and NJDC Gault Fellow, Aneesa Khan, host a webinar on decreasing the pretrial detention of young people in the juvenile justice system. Presenters review juvenile cash bail laws and discuss a national snapshot ...

NJDC's Remarks at Players Coalition Press Conference
On January 30th, 2019, the Players Coalition Charitable Foundation unveiled its 2019 plan to impact racial and social inequality and also announced its 2018-19 support of six national non-profit organizations at a press conference. Players Coalition ...

#GivingTuesday: Kristina Kersey on helping to #DefendChildren
Kristina Kersey, Assistant Deputy at the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender discusses the importance of juvenile defense training and NJDC

Fees and Costs of Arizona's Juvenile Justice System
"Not once does the judge or probation officer explain how expensive it's going to be if you plead guilty without an attorney... The probation officer that said, 'it's really expensive to have a lawyer,' neglected to say 'it's really expensive to have...

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