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Georgetown Juvenile Justice Clinic Sponsors Summer Academy

June 20, 2014 —

The Georgetown Juvenile Justice Clinic and the National Juvenile Defender Center will convene a weeklong intensive Juvenile Training Immersion Program (JTIP) Summer Academy for juvenile defenders at Georgetown University Law Center from June 23 to June 28, 2014.

The Academy will provide comprehensive training on substantive law and litigation skills for new and experienced juvenile defenders as it aims to raise the quality of representation for accused youth nationwide. 

The Academy will draw juvenile defenders from 28 states to work closely with 12 JTIP trainers. Defenders will use the 40-volume JTIP national training curriculum that was developed by the National Juvenile Defender Center and funded by the MacArthur Foundation. Georgetown University Law Center Professor Kris Henning, co-director of the Law Center’s Juvenile Justice Clinic, was the lead author of that curriculum. 

“The JTIP curriculum has already begun to raise the quality of indigent defense representation for children in the United States,” says Henning. “We are thrilled to partner with the National Juvenile Defender Program to continue this important work.”

Georgetown Law’s Juvenile Justice Clinic, co-directed by Lupo-Ricci Professor of Clinical Studies Wallace Mlyniec, was founded in 1973 and is one of the first law school clinics to specialize in children’s issues. Its core mission is to educate law students and represent youth accused of crime. 

For more information on the Summer Academy, click here.

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