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Juvenile Law and Practice in Virginia, 5th Ed

Publication Year: 2018
Practice Area: Family Law

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Preparation and advocacy can change the trajectory of a child’s life. Juvenile Law and Practice in Virginia addresses all aspects of litigation involving juveniles as parties or the subject of hearings in Virginia’s juvenile courts or circuit courts. It also analyzes factors that can contribute to a child’s behavior including child psychological and developmental issues, the physical and medical effects of child abuse and neglect, and problems with substance abuse. The book is authored by some of Virginia’s most knowledgeable experts in the field and contains sample forms and orders on all aspects of juvenile practice.

Angela A. Ciolfi
Angela Ciolfi, co-editor of this book and co-author of Chapters 1, 16, 17, and 18, joined the Legal Aid Justice Center in 2004 as a Powell Fellow in the JustChildren Program after clerking for U.S. District Judge Reginald C. Lindsay. She served as JustChildren Legal Director from 2010 to 2017, when she became the Director of Litigation and Advocacy. Ms. Ciolfi was the recipient of the Oliver White Hill Award from the Virginia State Bar in 2003 and the Child Advocacy Award from the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division in 2010. She was also named the recipient of the 2017 Virginia Legal Aid Award by the Virginia State Bar Access to Legal Services Committee for her advocacy for children’s interests throughout the Commonwealth. She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was a member of the Virginia Law Review, was elected to the Raven Society and Order of the Coif, and won the VTLA Trial Advocacy Award, James C. Slaughter Honor Award, and the Pro Bono Award.

Julie E. McConnell
Julie E. McConnell, co-editor of this book, author of Chapter 11, and coauthor of Chapters 1, 9, 10, 15, and 18, is a Clinical Law Professor and Director of the Children’s Defense Clinic at the University of Richmond School of Law. Through the clinic, she and her students represent, on a pro bono basis, indigent youth throughout Central Virginia who are charged with acts of delinquency. The clinic also represents young people in post-conviction serious offender reviews and adults seeking resentencing on mandatory life sentences that they received as minors. Additionally, the clinic represents guardians seeking custody of undocumented children in special immigrant juvenile status cases.

Jeffrey Aaron, Lisa A. Bennett, Kellyn N. Blaisdell, Kelli Hall Burnett, Rhanelle Collins-Meredith, Robin L. Foster, Sandra L. Karison, Mary E. Langer, Daniel C. Murrie, Nancy VanLuyn Oglesby, Frank W. Somerville, Amy E. Walters

Table of Contents:

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 Title and Copyright
 Chapters and Authors
 About The Editors and Authors
 In Memoriam
 Electronic Forms: Instructions and Table
Chapter 1 - An Introduction to The Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
Chapter 2 - The Role of The Lawyer in Juvenile Proceedings
Chapter 3 - Child Psychology and Development
Chapter 4 - Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders
Chapter 5 - Pretrial Proceedings
Chapter 6 - Police Investigations
Chapter 7 - Transfer of Juveniles From The Juvenile Court and Handling Juvenile Cases In The Circuit Court
Chapter 8 - The Adjudicatory Hearing
Chapter 9 - The Disposition Hearing
Chapter 10 - Dispositional Alternatives
Chapter 11 - Post -Disposition Proceedings and Appeals
Chapter 12 - Physical and Medical Aspects of Child Abuse and Neglect
Chapter 13 - Abuse and Neglect Proceedings
Chapter 14 - Foster Care and Termination of Parental Rights
Chapter 15 - Psychiatric Commitment of Minors
Chapter 16 - Basic Educational Law
Chapter 17 - Using Educational Law to Create Better Outcomes In Juvenile Cases
Chapter 18 - The Children's Services Act, Petitions For Services, and Other Proceedings
Chapter 19 - Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
 Table of Authorities