Please read our successful motion requesting the Maryland Circuit Court, Juvenile Division (Montgomery County, Maryland) to keep the juvenile matter in the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, as opposed to waiving the case to the jurisdiction of the adult criminal court.
The legal issues, policy implications, and current neuroscience research behind this matter so intrigued our firm that we developed a seminar, which was presented at the National Conference of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, in March 2009. Titled "Juvenile Waivers to Adult Court: New Issues, Growing Concerns and Potential Solutions", we and three other panelists - a juvenile court judge, a professor of criminal justice, and a neuropsychologist - explored the reasons why juvenile should not be waived to adult court and discussed legal and policy options that protect the public while adhering to the juvenile justice system of rehabilitation.
Please see our website and content of the seminar at http://sites.google.com/a/hooverlaw.com/juvenile-waivers/pictures-from-ncjfcj-conference/Home. You may also find more information about our firm and practice at www.hooverlaw.com.
Motion submitted July 2008.
Researched and written by Melissa Kenney Ngaruri, Esq.
Reviewed and approved by Patrick J. Hoover, Esq.
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