Read More... (Clinical Programs Community Education Presentation)
On November 9, 2015, students from the Youth Justice Clinic, Civil Legal Assistance Clinic, Immigration Clinic, and Domestic Violence Clinic joined together to present a four hour educational program for the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Services Staff.
Susanna Wagar '16 presents on the collateral consequences of juvenile adjudications.
Posted by Tamar R. Birckhead on Tue. December 8, 2015 3:21 PM
Categories: Civil Legal Assistance Clinic, Clinical Programs Events, Domestic Violence Clinic, Immigration Clinic, Youth Justice Clinic
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.
Read More... (Youth Justice Clinic: Case Work Developments)
Posted by Tamar R. Birckhead on Thu. October 22, 2015 1:35 PM
Categories: Youth Justice Clinic
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.
Read More... (Youth Justice Clinic Alum Update)
Posted by Tamar R. Birckhead on Fri. October 2, 2015 8:45 AM
Categories: Clinic Alum Update, Youth Justice Clinic