OPD: Let them out! Representing dual system youth in release hearings: A primer for criminal and dependency attorneys
Children entangled in both the criminal and dependency systems have unique needs for representation starting at the initial detention hearing. This session will provide tips for effective advocacy for these youth at release/detention review hearings and instruct attorneys on how to effectively advocate for placement outside of detention for hard-to-place youth. Instructors will provide information on how attorneys can utilize the resources available in each system to advocate for release pending trial. The session will review the legal framework for arguing release and provide practice tips. Presenters: Simmie Baer and Katie Maucione (OCLA)
Register for Part I here. Zoom link provided upon registration. 1.5 Legal CLE Credits Requested
NOTE: This series is not sponsored by WDA, please direct all questions to Liz Mustin.
This is part one of a three-part virtual training series designed for any Washington defenders working with youth—either in criminal/delinquency matters, dependency proceedings, or both. This training series is geared to provide tips on how youth defenders can work together effectively across different legal systems and better understand the challenges our clients face.