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Intensive Juvenile Defender Training

March 7 - March 8

We are excited to announce that the Intensive Juvenile Defender Training, co-sponsored by the School of Government and the Office of Indigent Defense Services, will be held Thursday, March 7, through Friday, March 8, at the Guilford Technical Community College – Jamestown Campus (621 East Main Street, Jamestown NC 27282).

PROGRAM: This year’s training will offer a new experience. First, attendees will hear from experts on topics including juvenile interrogations, secured custody, and probable cause. We will also have a discussion about youth and gangs, taught by Dr. Steven R. Cureton, Professor and Department Head of Sociology, Criminology and Justice Studies, UNC Greensboro.

Other sessions, subject to Bar approval, will satisfy attorneys’ mental health and technology CLE requirements, including a session on juvenile defense and E-Courts. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Guilford Juvenile Detention facility, hear from the facility’s director, as well as juveniles who have experienced the system, and discuss the needs of youth and other matters of concern to defenders. Click here to access the agenda.

PARTICIPANTS: The program is open to public defenders and private attorneys who represent juveniles in delinquency proceedings or attorneys who want to practice in this area.

LOCATION, DATES, & TIMES: This training will be held at Guilford Technical Community College on March 7-8. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 7. The program starts at 9:50 a.m.

We will also visit the Guilford Juvenile Detention Center on Friday afternoon. The program will end on Friday, March 8, at 12:30 p.m. following the site visit and tour of the Guilford Juvenile Detention Center.

REGISTRATION: To register online or view additional program information, please visit: https://www.sog.unc.edu/courses/intensive-juvenile-defender-training.

The registration fee for private assigned counsel is $300. There is no fee for IDS employees. The registration deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2024.

A limited number of scholarships are available for private assigned counsel and managed assigned counsel. If you are interested in applying, click here to complete the scholarship application. Scholarships are awarded no later than two weeks after application submission. If you are interested, please apply as soon as possible. All scholarship applicants will be contacted by email about the status of their application and next steps for registration. The scholarship deadline is Friday, February 16, 2024 by 5:00 p.m.

Credit & Certification: The program will offer approximately 7 hours of CLE credit, which includes one hour of mental health and one hour of technology CLE credit, subject to change and pending Bar approval.

Hotel Information: A block of rooms is available at Homewood Suites Greensboro (201 Centreport Drive, Greensboro, NC) with a rate of $125 plus taxes and fees. The rate includes complimentary breakfast, parking, and free Wi-Fi-. To reserve a room, book here. The hotel reservation deadline is February 19, 2024, by 5:00 p.m.

TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT—IDS STATE EMPLOYEES ONLY: Contact Shannon Simmons, IDS Accounts Payable Supervisor, at Shannon.J.Simmons2@nccourts.org. Please note that travel reimbursement forms must be submitted to IDS Financial Services by the end of the month following the travel, or reimbursement will be denied.

CONTACT: If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Program Manager, Kayla Fowler at kfowler@sog.unc.edu. If you have questions regarding the content, contact Timothy Heinle, Teaching Assistant Professor, at heinle@sog.unc.edu.

The School of Government is committed to equality of educational opportunity. The School does not discriminate in offering access to its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. If you have a disability and need accommodation to participate in any School of Government program, please let us know.

LINK TO THE AGENDA: https://www.ncids.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Agenda-2024-Intensive-Juvenile-Defender-Training.pdf  


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