Co-Hosted by the Legal Rights of Children Committee and the Criminal Justice Section
Girls are a growing population in the adult court system and their cases often are accompanied with unique advocacy challenges. This CLE program will examine the process for charging and prosecuting youth in the adult criminal justice system in Philadelphia (Direct File), with a special focus on the needs presented by girls charged as adults.
This panel of experience criminal trial attorneys will explore corresponding advocacy efforts on behalf of young women in the justice system, including the development of a resource toolkit for attorneys. Special attention will be paid to the importance of reentry planning for female youth clients, and the importance of addressing underlying trauma in rendering effective legal representation.
Join your colleagues in the Legal Rights of Children Committee for practical guidance regarding handling cases involving girls in the adult criminal justice system.