While juvenile crime is down statewide, the number of delinquency cases that stem from in-school misbehavior has largely remained steady. These cases are typically low-level misdemeanors and frequently involve students with unmet educational needs and diagnosed disabilities. Even for delinquency cases that do not occur in schools, academic difficulty and school exclusion are common occurrences for young clients. Because of the link between delinquency and struggles in schools, the Youth Justice Clinic began offering representation in long-term suspension cases two years ago, in addition to our long-standing work in juvenile court. Two success stories from this year show the importance of providing this comprehensive representation wherever possible.
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Posted by Tamar R. Birckhead on Thu. October 22, 2015 1:35 PM
Categories: Youth Justice Clinic
The Clinical Programs recently welcomed a new Program Assistant.
Azucena “Susy” Espinoza is the newest member to join the UNC School of Law Clinical Programs team. Susy started in June 2015 and is one of our two Bilingual Program Assistants. She is a fluent Spanish speaker who assists with interpreting and translating as well as with the daily administrative demands of the Clinic.
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Posted by Tamar R. Birckhead on Thu. October 22, 2015 1:23 PM
Categories: Clinical Programs Events
We received the following from Lindsey Spain, class of 2012:
I was elected to the Durham County Bar Association’s Board of Directors in 2014, and I knew that I wanted my time on the Board to be about more than just showing up to luncheons and networking with fellow attorneys. I believe that, as attorneys, we owe it to our local community to give back and help make our communities stronger.
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Posted by Tamar R. Birckhead on Fri. October 2, 2015 8:45 AM
Categories: Clinic Alum Update, Youth Justice Clinic