Performance Guidelines For Quality and Effective Juvenile Delinquency Representation
Published May 6, 2011, Rey Cheatham Banks
The Guidelines serve as a training and development tool for new attorneys who receive delinquency representation assignments. They also reaffirm for experienced counsel the considerations necessary to deliver quality legal representation. The Guidelines outline the representation steps that “may”, “should” or “must” be undertaken to provide competent, effective delinquency representation. They also emphasize the continuing duty of representation through the adjudicatory, disposition, post-disposition, and appellate phases of the juvenile court process.