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(6929) Navigating Juvenile Waters: A Closer Look at Florida Juvenile Delinquency Practice was held on April 21, 2023, from 9 AM–4:15 PM on Zoom, with 90-day, on-demand access. Course number 6929 is approved for 6 CLE, 1 Mental Illness Awareness, and 6 certification credits each in Criminal Appellate, Criminal Trial Law, and Juvenile Law. Course Level: Intermediate. This program is available to buy online 24/7:

The Florida Bar Criminal Law Section is proud to present Navigating Juvenile Waters: A Closer Look at Florida Juvenile Delinquency Practice. This daylong CLE program on all things juvenile criminal justice provides an overview of the practice of law in Florida juvenile delinquency courts as well as an up-to-date report on the latest juvenile practices and procedures. Our expert presenters will explore the similarities between juvenile delinquency and adult criminal court, and discuss issues unique to juveniles, including risk assessment detention rubrics, competency and sanity evaluations and mental health treatment, direct file and other forms of discretionary juvenile-to-adult-court review, cross-over youths subject to both our child welfare and juvenile justice systems, imposing juvenile sanctions, including disposition reports, hearings, and commitment levels, and more. Designed for bench and bar alike, Navigating Juvenile Waters is a must-participate CLE program you won’t want to miss.

February 10, 2023

9 AM – 9:10 AM
Welcome by the Program Co-Chairs

Hon. Angelica D. Zayas Miami-Dade Circuit Judge, Miami
Joel M. Silvershein, State Attorney’s Office 17th Circuit, Fort Lauderdale

9:10 AM – 10 AM
The Ins and Outs of Juvenile Detention Hearings
Tamara Gray, Assistant Public Defender, Miami Dade County, Eleventh Circuit

10 AM – 10:50 AM
New Juvenile Mental Health Rules and Procedures

Cheo A. Reid, Assistant State Attorney, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, West Palm Beach

10:50 AM – 11:05 AM Break

11:05 AM – 11:55 AM
Nuances of Prosecuting and Defending Juveniles in Delinquency Court and Why They Matter
Tara Khani, Assistant Public Defender, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade

11:55 AM – 1:30 PM
Lunch (Provided)

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Dually-Involved Youths and the Intersection of the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems
Irene M.G. Maslanik, Board Certified in Juvenile Law, Assistant State Attorney, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Tampa

2:20 PM – 3:10 PM
Juveniles to Adult Court: Transfers, Direct File Review, Discretion, and Other Considerations

Travis J. Coy, Assistant State Attorney, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Tampa

3:10 PM – 03:25 PM

3:25 PM – 4:15 PM
Juvenile Sanctions: Predisposition Reports, Disposition Options, and Disposition Hearings
Kywa Hammond, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Orland

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