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Month: July 2022

Webinar: Cabin time! Working session on form design

July 6th, 2022

NCSC's engaging, interactive virtual summer Forms Camp will teach you how to improve court forms.

Hang out in your cabin (Zoom breakout room) and work with your counselor (facilitator) and other campers (colleagues) to review real forms and supplemental documents, problem solve, recommend improvements to forms and work collaboratively through tricky issues.

What to bring: Forms that you would like to review with the group.

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Webinar: The impact of the pandemic on youth development and policy trends in juvenile justice

July 8th, 2022

What juvenile courts need to know to support kids in the post-pandemic era

Living through a pandemic has significantly impacted young people, their families and the social structures that support them. Many of the individual and environmental protective factors that reduce the likelihood of juvenile court involvement – including school connectedness and pro-social supports – have been compromised during and because of the pandemic.  The long-term impacts for adolescents, as well as our youngest children, are yet to be seen.  The field of juvenile justice practice and policy has made great strides in recent years to implement strategies that work to divert low-risk juveniles, effectively identify and address the criminogenic needs of young people and reduce recidivism.  Courts need to prepare now to effectively serve young people who have experienced school disconnectedness, social isolation and exacerbated mental health needs.  Please join NCSC in a six-part webinar series focused on how juvenile court stakeholders can best support young people in the post-pandemic era across the justice system.

This session aims to bridge the experience of youth during the pandemic to juvenile justice policy.  Dr. Olivia Hamrah, a child and adolescent psychiatrist from Georgetown University will describe the impact of the pandemic on children's social development and mental health, and Anne Teigen from the National Conference of State Legislatures will describe juvenile justice policy trends across the country.

Moderator: Teri Deal, NCSC principal court management consultant

Contact: Rachel Buck, NCSC court management consultant

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NACM 2022 Annual Conference to focus on 'advancing justice'

July 10th, 2022

The National Association of Court Management (NACM) is hosting its in-person annual conference at the Wisconsin Center, July 10-14, 2022, in Milwaukee.  The theme of the conference is Courts Leading the Way in Advancing Justice: A Call to Action. Questions contact Conference Services.

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Webinar: Using plain language writing to improve court forms

July 13th, 2022

In this Forms Camp session, camp counselor Rochelle Klempner will talk about plain language writing.

Klempner will:

  • Define plain language
  • Give advice before you start to write
  • Provide dos and don’ts of the writing process
  • Deliver a forms glossary

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Rochelle Klempner is an attorney in New York State Unified Court System's Office of Court Administration. She primarily works on access to justice-related initiatives and projects. Over the past three decades, she has authored numerous plain language forms, webpages and publications. She contends that she is still learning how to write in plain language. Rochelle serves as staff counsel to the New York State Permanent Commission on Access to Justice and the Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law. She is a member of the court system's committees on Plain Language, Translation (Chair), Forms, Family Court E-filing and Signage.

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Webinar: Cabin time! Working session on plain language

July 20th, 2022

NCSC's engaging, interactive virtual summer Forms Camp will teach you how to improve court forms.

Hang out in your cabin (Zoom breakout room) and work with your counselor (facilitator) and other campers (colleagues) to review real forms and supplemental documents, problem solve, recommend improvements to forms and work collaboratively through tricky issues.

What to bring: Forms that you would like to review with the group.

Register today.

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Webinar: Diverting youth from the justice system

July 21st, 2022

What juvenile courts need to know to support kids in the post-pandemic era

Living through a pandemic has significantly impacted young people, their families and the social structures that support them. Many of the individual and environmental protective factors that reduce the likelihood of juvenile court involvement – including school connectedness and pro-social supports – have been compromised during and because of the pandemic.  The long-term impacts for adolescents, as well as our youngest children, are yet to be seen.  The field of juvenile justice practice and policy has made great strides in recent years to implement strategies that work to divert low-risk juveniles, effectively identify and address the criminogenic needs of young people and reduce recidivism.  Courts need to prepare now to effectively serve young people who have experienced school disconnectedness, social isolation and exacerbated mental health needs.  Please join NCSC in a six-part webinar series focused on how juvenile court stakeholders can best support young people in the post-pandemic era across the justice system.

Diversion from formal court involvement increases positive outcomes for young people, their families, and communities, and the benefits are boosted with community engagement. Tessa Upin from the Criminal Justice Institute and Rachel Bingham, Director of the Office of Statewide Programs - Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts, describe statewide efforts to divert youth from the justice system, promote equity and reduce recidivism.

Moderator: Teri Deal, NCSC principal court management consultant

Contact: Rachel Buck, NCSC court management consultant

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Webinar: Forms accessibility – Supporting litigants with special needs

July 27th, 2022

In this Forms Camp session, camp counselors Paula Couselo-Findikoglu and Peggy Cadwell will teach you how to increase forms accessibility to reduce barriers for individuals with disabilities, low literacy, and limited English proficiency. Learn about forms translation, multilingual forms, processing non-English filings and providing scribing services for self-represented litigants. The session will include demonstrations and testimonials that illustrate the community impact of increasing access to court forms.

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Paula Couselo-Findikoglu is the Court Services Deputy Division Director at the New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts. She served as the Language Access Senior Statewide Program Manager until 2021 and created the Diversity and Inclusion Department within the Court Services Division of the New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts.

Peggy Cadwell is the Certified ADA Title II Coordinator for the New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts and a Court Certified Spanish Interpreter for the State of New Mexico.

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Webinar: Alternatives to detention

July 28th, 2022

What juvenile courts need to know to support kids in the post-pandemic era

Living through a pandemic has significantly impacted young people, their families and the social structures that support them. Many of the individual and environmental protective factors that reduce the likelihood of juvenile court involvement – including school connectedness and pro-social supports – have been compromised during and because of the pandemic.  The long-term impacts for adolescents, as well as our youngest children, are yet to be seen.  The field of juvenile justice practice and policy has made great strides in recent years to implement strategies that work to divert low-risk juveniles, effectively identify and address the criminogenic needs of young people and reduce recidivism.  Courts need to prepare now to effectively serve young people who have experienced school disconnectedness, social isolation and exacerbated mental health needs.  Please join NCSC in a six-part webinar series focused on how juvenile court stakeholders can best support young people in the post-pandemic era across the justice system.

Nate Balis, Director of the Juvenile Justice Strategy Group at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, will describe lessons learned from building better and more equitable youth justice system through the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI).  He is joined by Lisa Gerry, Executive Director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion for Maryland's Department of Juvenile Services, who will tell the story of how Maryland launched and sustained improvement efforts through JDAI.

Moderator: Teri Deal, NCSC principal court management consultant

Contact: Rachel Buck, NCSC court management consultant

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NCACC Annual Conference set to discuss post-pandemic habits

July 31st, 2022

The National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks is hosting in-person the 2022 Annual Conference July 31, 2022-August 4, 2022, in Williamsburg, VA.  The conference will feature sessions on post-pandemic habits, technology and appellate courts. Questions can be directed to NCACC.

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CCPIO Annual Conference brings PIOs together for first time in three years

July 31st, 2022

The Conference of Court Public Information Officers is hosting its annual conference July 31-August 3, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona. The program will focus on reimagining court communications, developing a digital content strategy, disinformation and more. Questions can be directed to Erin Carr.

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