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Designed by the Delinquency section of the juvenile law committee, planning is underway. Topics to include: The Role of the Juvenile Prosecutor and Ethical Charging Considerations; Child and Adolescent Development Current Law and Evidence; Juvenile Substance Use/Abuse Issues and The Ins and Outs of EJJ Certification.

When: Friday, May 18, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust Building
100 Empire Drive
3rd Floor
Saint Paul, Minnesota  55103
United States
Contact: Stacy Albrecht

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REGISTRATION FEE - $95 Members/$140 Non-members
Registration is open to all government attorneys. Fee Includes: All training sessions, handouts, and meals for the registrant.

Paid registrations will be refunded in full if cancellation is received at least 72 hours before the program; if less than 72 hours, a $45 administration fee will be deducted. Paid registrants who fail to attend will  receive the written materials.

Participants are responsible for obtaining and paying for their own lodging. Below are hotels located in close proximity to the meeting space. Government rates are offered at all hotels based on availability.
DoubleTree by Hilton - St. Paul Downtown, 411 Minnesota St., St. Paul, 651-291-8800
Embassy Suites - St. Paul, 175 East 10th St. St. Paul, 651-224-5400
Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown St. Paul, 00 West 7th St., St Paul, 651-224-7400
Hyatt Place St. Paul/Downtown, 180 Kellogg Blvd. East, St. Paul, 651-647-5000
Holiday Inn - RiverCentre, 175 West 7th St., St. Paul, 651-225-1515
InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront, 11 E. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, 651-292-1900

Application will be made for 5.75 Standard CLE Credits and 1.50 Ethics CLE Credits.

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8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Children are Different: Adolescent Brain Development and the Juvenile Justice System
This session will examine what brain science can (and cannot) tell us about adolescent brain development and how it relates to issues impacting juvenile delinquency practice including maltreatment, trauma, substance abuse, competency, and culpability. It will explore how courts have used and relied on adolescent brain development research as they apply the law with respect to juvenile offenders.
Tom Arneson, Managing Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
Dr. Dawn Peuschold, Hennepin County Psychological Services
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Ethical Charging Considerations and The Role of the Juvenile Prosecutor
This session will summarize the important ethical standards applicable to juvenile prosecutors at each stage of the process. It will also highlight the guiding principles of juvenile court, the importance of a balanced approach, the expanding role of the juvenile prosecutor and challenges juvenile prosecutors face in their every-day practice. Using fact scenarios, it will also provide an opportunity for participants to discuss these issues with other participants.
Kate Richtman, Juvenile Division Director, Ramsey County Attorney’s Office
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch provided by MCAA
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Current Trends In Adolescent Drug Abuse
This fast-paced presentation by one of Minnesota's foremost drug abuse experts, will address the latest trends in drug abuse based on the most recent available data from multiple sources. How does drug abuse today differ from in the past? What are latest substances of abuse, patterns of use and populations at risk? What is the origin of the opioid epidemic and why the resurgence in methamphetamine abuse? What are the basic elements of addiction, treatment and prevention?
Carol Falkowski, CEO of Drug Abuse Dialogues
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Ins and Outs of EJJ Certification
This session will take you from the definition of Extended Juvenile Jurisdiction and Adult Certification through the paths to EJJ or Certification; including a historical review of cases, time frames to how to prepare for an EJJ Hearing.
Dana Erickson, Senior Assistant Stearns County Attorney

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