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SADO - Through the Eyes of a Child: Miranda and Statement Suppression in Juvenile Court


Time: June 8, 2021 - 2 - 4pm
Location: Zoom

Youth defenders will understand and apply the law in challenging the admissibility of a youth’s statement. We will explore state and federal Constitutional, statutory, and rule-based interpretations of the Miranda doctrine and the impact of adolescent development on voluntariness of statements and capacity of children to knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily waive Miranda rights.


Faculty: Amanda Powell is an attorney, trainer, and juvenile defense consultant to the National Juvenile Defender Center. After graduating from Capital University Law School in 2003, Amanda was with the Office of the Ohio Public Defender until 2016. While there, she supervised attorneys in the juvenile appeals section and litigated more than 120 appeals, including eight cases argued in the Supreme Court of Ohio, for children with juvenile delinquency adjudications or those transferred to adult court. As a consultant, Amanda has assisted with litigation strategies for youth in more than a third of states across the country, including authoring NJDC’s amicus brief in the Supreme Court of Missouri. Amanda has been a proud Certified JTIP Trainer for NJDC’s Juvenile Training Immersion Program since 2014 and has trained thousands of juvenile defenders in more than 750 training sessions in 30 states and the District of Columbia.