This CLE is sponsored by the Washington State Office of Public Defense. For information about this CLE contact George Yeannakis at email@example.com.
In this CLE, presenters will discuss the new juvenile court rule, JuCR 7.16, which went into effect Feb. 1, 2021. This new rule makes significant changes to when juvenile courts may issue warrants. The new rule requires that a court find a substantial threat to public safety before issuing a warrant for a juvenile who fails to appear at a hearing or before issuing a warrant for a probation violation. The rule requires the court to quash all existing warrants unless the court finds that the youth poses a substantial threat to public safety. Some defenders may have already been contacted by the court or local prosecutor about warrant quashes pursuant to this rule. Join OPD’s presenters to learn how this new rule will benefit your clients and share your experiences with this rule in your county.