Franklin Hearing Evaluations and How We Approach Such Cases

June 1, 2021

Franklin Hearings have become common in juvenile delinquency court, especially since the passage of prop 57 (where the District Attorney Office is no longer able to direct file a petition against a minor in adult court regardless of age or seriousness of offense). Specifically, in Los Angeles County, District Attorney Gascon has issued “special directives” that no juveniles will be tried as adults. As such,......
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The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Juvenile Justice

Adverse Childhood Experiences, known as ACEs, was a term that originated in a groundbreaking study (known as the ACE study) in 1995 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Kaiser Permanente, a health care organization in California. It is one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect, and how it affects later-life health and wellbeing (, 2021). ACEs are potentially traumatic events......
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