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Newsletter articles from 1999

Child to concrete cage: Solution du jour to greater violence-younger child syndrome By Frank Rago February 1999 A recent study has found additional causative factors explaining why many children will advance no further than to a concrete cage, the solution du jour.
Corporal punishment: Justification to beat a child* By Jennifer Wilke January 1999 This is the inaugural article in what is to be an ongoing cooperation between the ISBA Child Law Section, Northern Illinois University College of Law, and the students of Professor Lawrence Schlam's Child Law Seminar in publishing at least one article in each issue of the section newsletter on practical and informative current topics of interest to child law practitioners in Illinois. Ideas for future topics to be researched and written by NIU law students are most welcome.
Drug testing in schools: A guide for Illinois school boards By Amy Merritt February 1999 This is an article in an ongoing cooperation between the ISBA Child Law Section, Northern Illinois University College of Law, and the students of Professor Lawrence Schlam's Child Law Seminar in publishing at least one article in each issue of the section newsletter on practical and informative current topics of interest to Child Law practitioners in Ilinois.
First plenary session: The legal community’s perspective September 1999 Each speaker at the first plenary session presented a different part of the legal community's perspective on the issues facing the juvenile justice system.
From the chair By Richard D. Larson April 1999 Those of us who serve on the ISBA section councils recognize this as a special season of the year.
From the editor By Ellen Pauling January 1999 The Many Faces of Lawyering for Children" CLE held on December 12, 1998, was outstanding.
Guardian ad litem immunity in Illinois child protection proceedings By Diane Geraghty February 1999 Illinois law requires the appointment of a guardian ad litem (GAL) in all child abuse or neglect cases filed in juvenile court. 705 ILCS 405/2-17(1)(a) (1988).
The hearing officers of the Child Protection Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County By Lawrence Grazian December 1999 The Hearing Officer Program in Juvenile Court is a work in progress. Since its inception, the program has consistently evolved.
Illinois’ new child welfare law By James R. Covington, III February 1999 In conjunction with or at any time after the filing of a 2-13 petition, the state's attorney, the guardian ad litem, or DCFS may file a motion requesting a finding that reasonable efforts to reunify a minor with his or her parent or parents are no longer required and should cease.
Illinois’ new child welfare law By James R. Covington January 1999 Public Act 90-608, which became effective 6-30-98, makes significant changes to child welfare in Illinois, partially in response to the requirements of the federal government.
Introduction September 1999 In May 1997, following the suggestion of past President Ralph Gabric, the Illinois State Bar Association joined with Loyola University School of Law to present a symposium designed to address the needs of children in the juvenile justice system.
Juvenile confessions By Randy Roberts June 1999 The following outline is intended to assist juvenile law practitioners understand recent statutory amendments to the Juvenile Court Act and case law decisions pertaining to the admissibility of juvenile confessions.
Key Juvenile Justice Reform Act provision By Betsy Clarke April 1999 The Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 1998 changes the purpose of the delinquency provisions from a rehabilitative to a restorative justice philosophy.
Keynote address September 1999 The keynote address was presented by Judge Thomas Hornsby, Past President of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and former chair of the ISBA Child Law Section Council.
The many faces of lawyering for children—case law update By Kathryn Bischoff February 1999 Minor was born cocaine exposed. In establishing a service plan the social worker assumed because mom had a drug addiction, dad did too.
The many roles of a juvenile probation officer By Christi Johnson April 1999 A juvenile probation officer (JPO) is many things to many people. To look at the world through the eyes of a JPO, you would see young boys and girls trying to find themselves.
Message From the chair By Richard D. Larson February 1999 I was recently asked by the chairpersons of the CLE Committee of the Family Law Section Council to prepare and present a segment for their CLE Program at the Mid-year Meeting on the topic of representing family law clients who become the subject of a DCFS investigation.
Notice of upcoming Continuing Legal Education program April 1999 Well, here's your chance. The Child Law Section Council is accepting articles for publication in the Juvenile Justice newsletter.
Opinions on welfare reform By Richard N. Porter December 1999 I interviewed a welfare mother to get a sense of what welfare recipients thought about welfare reform.
Scope statement April 1999 Child Law Section Council: To inform all lawyers practicing in the areas of Juvenile Justice and Child Protection Law of the current and significant developments in those areas; to review, monitor and propose legislation which impacts Juvenile Justice and Child Protection Law.
Should the state’s attorney have the power to divert children from diversion? By Shane Temple April 1999 This is an article in an ongoing cooperation between the ISBA Child Law Section, Northern Illinois University College of Law, and the students of Professor Lawrence Schlam's Child Law Seminar in publishing at least one article in each issue of the section newsletter on practical and informative current topics of interest to Child Law practitioners in Illinois.
View from the bench By Judge Sophia H. Hall December 1999 Do we as adults have a responsibility for children other than those in our family?