November 21, 2008
Representing the Juvenile Sex Offender
There have been many recent changes in Ohio’s sex offender laws subsequent to the enactment of Ohio Senate Bill 10, The Adam Walsh Act. In response to the enactment of this act and its practical implications, a 3-hour CLE is offered to assist practitioners in adapting their practice to deal with these changes. The many changes include how and when juveniles charged with specific offenses must be labeled as juvenile offender registrants. Further, several Ohio courts have ruled on constitutional and procedural challenges to the Walsh Act in the past few months. This CLE will be beneficial to any juvenile or criminal practitioner whose practice deals with juvenile delinquency or adult criminal behavior.
Amy Borror from the office of the Ohio Public Defender will provide an update on the status of the Walsh Act and its challenges throughout the state. Dr. Daniel Davis, Ph.D., a forensic psychologist specializing in the area of children and adolescents will address the types of assessments, evaluations, and treatments often used with juvenile sex offenders; the reliability and effectiveness of these evaluation mechanisms; and the effectiveness of the subsequent treatment options often used. The seminar concludes with Jefferson Liston, a private practitioner and former juvenile magistrate, providing insight into the representation of juvenile sex offenders before, during, and after their adjudication.
“Recent Development in Representing the Juvenile Sex Offender” will be held December 4, 1:30pm to 4:45pm. Register online or call 614/221.4112 for event #JU081204.