Advanced Juvenile Law: Delinquency and Mental Health

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    This North Carolina Judicial College course is intended for judges with experience presiding over juvenile delinquency proceedings. This class will provide an overview of the requirement in G.S. 7B-2502(c), to refer juveniles to an area mental health director for evaluation and mobilizing resources in order to inform certain delinquency dispositions, in light of the appellate decisions in In re E.M. and In re E.A.. Participants will also learn how the current mental health system structure connects to the requirement in the Juvenile Code and have an opportunity to explore different processes that support this legal mandate.

    Additional information

    The course is designed to provide district court judges an opportunity to think through how referrals for mental health evaluations might work best in the context of delinquency proceedings. It is a half-day course offered virtually.



    There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.
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    Dale Zuckert

    Assistant Registrar
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    Michael Spinosi

    Director of Programming, Courts Group
    Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Term Associate Professor of Public Law and Government
    Professor of Public Law and Government