Law Notes

Reports to the Arkansas Bar by the Faculty of the University of Arkansas School of Law.

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University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

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D'lorah Hughes

An Overview of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and the Valid Court Order Exception

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) is a landmark piece of federal legislation that created massive reform and continues to set best practices for the care and custody of children involved in the juvenile system. Last approved by […]

Things to Know Before You Go to Juvenile Court in Arkansas

Juvenile Law is a niche practice. Attorneys new to the juvenile justice system should recognize that a command of the rules of criminal law, procedure and evidence are necessary to the practice but not sufficient. One must have a working knowledge of the […]

Understanding Risk Assessment in Arkansas Juvenile Court: Tips for the Practitioner in a Time of Change

The juvenile justice system in Arkansas has changed substantially in the past century. Recently, the legislature has focused its efforts on reducing the commitment of juvenile offenders. In 1989, the Arkansas Senate found that the number of juveniles committed to Youth Services Centers was quickly increasing and […]