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Since its inception, NYCLA has been at the forefront of most legal debates in the country. We have provided legal education for more than 40 years.
On April 10, 2017, New York State enacted legislation raising the age of automatic criminal responsibility from 16 to 18. Prior to the signing, New York was one of only two states that charged all youth as adults once they reached the age of 16. Despite the change in the law, children as young as 13 still may be charged as Juvenile Offenders (JOs) and youth ages 16 and 17 can be charged under a newly created category, Adolescent Offender (AO).
JOs and AOs may have their cases adjudicated in Supreme Court, Criminal Term as opposed to Family Court. In recognition of the special developmental needs of adolescents, the law formalized special treatment courts for youth under the age of 18 with the mandate of Youth Parts.
Our panelists will take a 360° view of Youth Part. The Honorable Craig S. Walker will provide an overview of Youth Part and present some preliminary outcomes. Ena Cadesca will present the resources available to young people, and Frederic Pratt Johanne Macajoux will provide the attorney’s prospective.
Program Co-sponsors: NYCLA’s Law Related Education Committee; Committee on Family Court and Child Welfare; Criminal Justice Section
Program Chair: Margo Hirsch, Esq. Moderator: Marian Burnbaum, Chair, Law Related Education Committee
Faculty: Hon. Craig S. Walker, Presiding Judge, Supreme Court, Criminal Term, Youth Part; Ena Cadesca, Counselor, Addiction & Substance Use Disorders; Frederick Pratt, Brooklyn Legal Aid; Johanne Macajoux, Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office
2 NY CLE Credits; 2 PP
All Programs include 1 Affirmation and 1 Evaluation Form, and Course Materials.
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Online Videos contain CLE codes that you must type into a supplied online affirmation form. Submit the online affirmation to the NYCLA CLE Institute to be issued a CLE certificate. We recommend that you watch the video as soon as possible.
We can only issue CLE credit if the law is still current.
Course Materials: You can download course materials on the Online Video webpage.