2017 Juvenile Defender Summit

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When: Wednesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 1, 2017
Where: The Ohio State University Fawcett Center

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This year marks the 13th year that the Office of the Ohio Public Defender has partnered with the Children's Law Center to provide the only juvenile defense summit in the state. This year, we are pleased to also partner with the Ohio Department of Youth Services and the Supreme Court of Ohio. Below is a list of the sessions that will be presented, along with any materials provided for each session. Please contact us with any questions.

Wednesday, May 31

A Child's Right to Counsel: We've Come a Long Way, Baby, but Still So Far to Go!

Kim Brooks-Tandy, Children's Law Center
Jill Beeler, Office of the Ohio Public Defender
Lea Pagels, Office of the Ohio Public Defender
Rebecca Steele, Franklin County Public Defender

First Things First: The Value of Defense Counsel's Early Intervention at the Onset of a Case

Emily Dunlap, Advocating Opportunity
Rebecca Steele, Franklin County Public Defender

From Incarceration to the Community: Assisting, Advocating, and Representing Kids at Reentry

Laura Austen, Office of the Ohio Public Defender
Ashley Stebbins, Cuyahoga County Public Defender

What's Happening in Juvenile Justice: Case Law and Legislative Update

Victoria Bader, Office of the Ohio Public Defender
Kari Bloom, Office of the Ohio Public Defender

Thinking Outside the Complaint: Representing the Whole Child

Enforcing Due Process and Individualized Treatment: Competency and Mental Health

Considerations When Representing Special Populations of Youth

Laura Austen, Office of the Ohio Public Defender
Kim Jordan, Moritz College of Law

Thursday, June 1

Forensic Training Unit

Kathleen Hamm, Wood County Public Defender
Kris Haines, Office of the Ohio Public Defender
Larome Myrick, Ohio Department of Youth Services

Slowing the Train: Combatting the Big Consequences of Criminal Court Treatment for Children

Brooke Burns, Office of the Ohio Public Defender
Katherine Sato, Office of the Ohio Public Defender
Daniel L. Davis, Forensic Psychologist
Scott Rilley, Attorney at Law

Best Practices for Representing a Child in a Serious Youthful Offender Invocation Proceeding

Laura Austen, Office of the Ohio Public Defender
Pat Bunce, Cuyahoga County Public Defender

An Uphill Battle: Challenging Discretionary Transfer

Katherine Sato, Office of the Ohio Public Defender
Daniel L. Davis, Forensic Psychologist

Too Cool for School: How Education Issues and the School Setting Impact Delinquency Cases

Victoria Bader, Office of the Ohio Public Defender
Timothy Pierce, Franklin County Public Defender
Erin Davies, Juvenile Justice Coalition
Mark Weiker, Albeit Weiker, LLP

Youth is More Than Just a Label: The Use of the Reasonable Child Standard in Delinquency Proceedings

Race in Juvenile Justice: Understanding Implicit Bias and Racial and Ethnic Disparities

Laura Austen, The Office of the Ohio Public Defender 
James Bell, The W. Haywood Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice Fairness & Equity
Kristin Henning, Georgetown University College of Law
Robin Wright, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity

Working Toward an Equitable System: Evaluating our Policies and Practices

Joe Bodenhamer, Ohio Public Defender
James Bell, Founder, The W. Haywood Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice Fairness & Equity
Kelly Capatosto, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity

Raising Racial Factors in Fourth Amendment Challenges

Kristin Henning, Georgetown University College of Law
Brooke Burns, Ohio Public Defender