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Juvenile Law Training Academy 2023

October 16–17 2023

Online via Zoom

Juvenile Law Training Academy 2023

October 16–17 2023

Online via Zoom
Juvenile Law Training Academy 
Monday, October 16, 1:00–5:00 PM
Tuesday, October 17, 8:30 AM – 12:10 PM

Online via Zoom

CLE takes place during the Oregon Judicial Conference

View the complete program under "Agenda." 
Credits pending: 1 abuse reporting, 2 access to justice and 4.25 general.

Standard Registration After October 6

Lawyers $125
Non Lawyers $105
Law Students: $50

Who may attend?
Lawyers, Case Managers, CASAs, CRBs and others working in the juvenile court community.

What’s included in the fee?
• Seminar admission
• Complete course material in advance (via Dropbox link)
• CLE credit
• Access to the recordings for a limited time.

Seminar cancellations made before October 12  will receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee.
Seminar cancellations made on or after October 12 (date material is emailed) will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation /written material fee.

No-show Policy
Written materials are sent in advance to all participants. A link to view the video recording will be provided separately, available for a limited time. 

CLE Credit
CLE credits will be applied for in Oregon. For credits in California, Washington or other states, contact Jennifer Root at OCDLA, 541/686-8716.


Juvenile Law Training Academy 
October 16–17, 2023 • 
Online via Zoom

Monday, October 16, 1:00–5:00 PM
Tuesday, October 17, 8:30 AM – 12:10 PM

Credits pending: 1 abuse reporting, 2 access to justice and 4.25 general.
Program, topics & speakers subject to change. 

Monday, October 16
Moderator: Yazmin Wadia, Asst. Attorney General, Oregon Dept. of Justice Child Advocacy and Protection Division, Portland

1:00 pm    Welcome Remarks / Juvenile Law Section Awards
Kristen Lewis of the Oregon State Bar's Juvenile Law Section presents this year's awards—
• Paul Kim, New Practitioner Award
• Elizabeth Sher, Juvenile Practitioner Award

1:10 pm    Fostering Family: How Resource Parents and Biological Parents Can Work Together to Support Children
Greta Gidlund, Foster Parent
KaCie Hollinger, Parent Advocate serving on the Parent Advisory Council of Oregon and a Co-facilitator with the Incarcerated Parents Workgroup

Relina Landry Silguero and Blake Landry Silguero, Former Foster Family
Moderated by: Maggie Carlson, Youth Rights & Justice

This panel will offer participants the opportunity to hear directly from one family who went through the foster care system and successfully reunified. The panel will focus on the role the foster parent played, and continues to play, in this family’s life. 

2:25         Break

2:30 pm    ICWA Developments and Implementation: Haaland v. Brackeen, Cultural Connections for Children & Youth, and Reason to Know | ACCESS TO JUSTICE CREDIT (pending)
Shannon Dennison, Oregon Dept. of Justice Child Advocacy and Protection Division
Lea Ann Easton, Indian Law Attorney
Ashley Harding, Senior ICWA Manager, Office of Tribal Affairs, Oregon Dept. of Human Services
Jack Trope, Senior Director in Child Welfare Programs at Casey Family Programs
Moderated by Jayne Cooper, Oregon Judicial Dept. Juvenile & Family Court Programs Division

With the passage of ORICWA in 2020 and 2021 and the recent Haaland v. Brackeen Supreme Court opinion, juvenile court communities across Oregon have experienced a renewed focus on the purpose and importance of ICWA and ORICWA, and on improved compliance with ICWA and ORICWA requirements. This presentation will explore the issues and outcomes from the Haaland v. Brackeen case, the significance and meaning of cultural connections for all Indian children, and the Reason to Know determination process.

4:30 pm    2023 Legislative Update: Bills Impacting Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency Practice
Jordan Bates, Senior Assistant General Counsel, Oregon Judicial Dept.
Tristan Fernandez, Senior Policy Analyst, Oregon Dept. of Human Services Child Welfare Division
            Presenting the latest bills which impact juvenile dependency and delinquency practice.

5:00  Adjourn for the day.

Tuesday, October 17
Moderator: Nina Nolen, Attorney, Eugene

8:30 am    Abuse Reporting in Oregon  and the ODHS Hotline |  ABUSE REPORTING CREDIT (pending)
Kristen Khamnohack, Screening Program & Practice Manager, Oregon Dept. of Human Services, Child Welfare Oregon Child Abuse Hotline
Michelle Watkins, Oregon Dept. of Justice Child Advocacy and Protection Division
This session will provide information about child abuse and elder abuse reporting in Oregon. It will include Oregon Revised Statute definitions, the process of how Oregon Child Abuse Hotline (ORCAH) screeners receive and gather information, and how decisions are made on who is served by the Child Welfare system in Oregon. This session will also describe the role of mandatory reporters in reporting suspected abuse, including how to recognize and understand the signs of child abuse and neglect, what to consider when reporting suspected elder abuse, as well as the roles implicit bias and structural racism can play when reporting abuse.
9:30 am    Break

9:35 am    A Developmental Approach to Juvenile Justice: Research into Practice
Dr. Shannon Myrick, Chief Operations, Developmental Services, and Erin Fuimaono, Assistant Director, Developmental Services, Oregon Youth Authority
The presenters will describe the developmental approach to juvenile justice, why it is important, and key elements for effective implementation within Oregon Youth Authority.

10:35       Break

10:40 am  Appellate Update  
Stacy Chaffin, Oregon Dept. of Justice Appellate Division
Holly Telerant, Juvenile Appellate Section, Office of Public Defense Services

The presenters will take a deep dive into recent precedential opinions on standards for current risk of harm at jurisdiction, reasonable efforts and sufficient progress at permanency, and best interests at TPR. The presenters will also discuss the impact of the court’s new non-precedential opinions.

12:10 pm Adjourn

2023 Juvenile Law Training Academy Work Group
KO Berger, Shannon Flowers, Kevin Hupy, Office of Public Defense Services
Joanne Southey, Chief Counsel, Oregon Dept. of Justice Child Advocacy and Protection Division
Alex Trotter, Reunification Program Manager, Oregon Dept. of Human Services Offices of Child Welfare Programs
Kristen Lewis, CASA for Children
Jayne Cooper and Heidi Moon, Oregon Judicial Department, Juvenile & Family Court Programs Division
Tricia Swallow, Citizen Review Board
Maggie Carlson, Youth Rights & Justice 
Shaun McCrea, Executive Director, and Jennifer Root, Administrative Assistant, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association



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