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Upcoming OJJDP Judicial Program Announcement - Free Online Webinar

posted May 10, 2013, 8:51 AM by Maria Geueke

This is the sixteenth in a series of audio-teleconference presentations produced by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) in cooperation with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) with a focus on the relationship of the judicial and probation communities and the issues related to underage alcohol abuse.
TITLE: Idaho’s Community Based Sentencing Programs – A Viable Alternative for Underage Offenders
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The importance of how a court and community approach underage drinking, as well as underage tobacco and status offender cases, underscores the effort Idaho’s courts are pursuing to ensure these cases are handled effectively and efficiently. Several communities in Idaho have developed processes and programs specifically designed to enhance the judges role in underage drinking cases and engage both the police, prosecutors, families and communities in that effort. This presentation will focus on why some Idaho communities have been able to change their approach to these cases, how these communities were able to change their approach and what new processes and programs are being used to implement a different more community based, effective and efficient approach to these cases. 

LOCATION:                Online Webinar

DATE:                         Thursday, May 30, 2013                     3:00-4:15 Eastern Time      

Judge John F. Varin is the Interim Director for Problem Solving Courts
and Community Sentencing Alternatives.  He served as a Senior Magistrate Judge for 22 years in Camas County Magistrate, including 13 years as a juvenile court judge. He is a graduate of the University of Idaho Law School served as the Camas County Prosecuting Attorney for 12 years as well as working in private practice until his appointment to the bench in 1985. He became the chair of the Idaho Supreme Court Juvenile Justice Advisory Team in 1995 and is currently the chair of the Idaho Supreme Court Juvenile Rules Committee and also is chair of the State of Idaho’s Juvenile Justice Commission. He currently serves as the Juvenile Court Director for the Administrative Office of the Supreme Court. In 1996 he was awarded the Kramer Award for Excellence in Judicial Administration and was awarded the John Schuler Award by the Idaho Juvenile Justice Association for Outstanding Contribution in Juvenile Corrections.
NO REGISTRATION FEE:  Register on line at:                                                         
Course Objectives, Outline and CLE Certificate Provided Upon Request
Aidan J. Moore
Senior Program Manager
Judicial-Probation Outreach Project
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation