Pictures for a Juvenile Court Calendar

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Picture of a unity luncheon checklist, with “food” checked but a question mark by the other thing there is supposed to be at such luncheons.

Picture of an “Open Late” (for dependency) sign at juvenile court.

Picture of a “Balanced Approach graphic, rewritten in a more softheaded fashion.

Picture of family with a parent torn away from the children.

Picture of a massage chair.

Picture of water swirling down a toilet.

Picture of a C.P.S. Rescue Hero action figure in a relabeled box, with a kid snatcher and a family splitter tool.

Picture of a contract with terms quite favorable to the defense attorney.

Picture of a juvenile court entryway metal detector that has a sign on it saying that the machine will detect illegal drugs.

Picture of covers of Children’s Friend and The Friend magazines.

Picture of the fence around a secure confinement facility, with the curved metal poles colored to resemble candy canes.

Picture of a pile of files for a juvenile judge to get through in a day on the bench.

Picture of a small hole dug by a hand trowel, under the new Camp Green Lake policy.

Picture of the juvenile sentencing guidelines matrix, reworked with punishments kids would like.

Picture of a person for whom a mercy came too late to save him from crime.

Picture of an apple on the ground under an apple tree.

Picture of a taser firing.

Picture of two people pulling apart a slice of pie.

Picture of a dirty urine test, and a report recommending secure confinement.

Picture of a kid in a holding cell.

Picture of law reporter books on each side of the scales of justice, with the scales being tipped the public defender’s way by a surreptitious finger.

Picture of a shovel and a toilet bowl plunger.

Picture of an agenda showing the usual whacky imbalance in relevant juvenile court training to irrelevant training.

Picture of empty benches in a courtroom.

Disclaimer Disclaimer: There’s no statement of the obvious here, since anyone who would actually believe these graphics are a creation of the State of Utah or of Utah County wouldn’t grasp a disclaimer if there was one. They’re here so a handful of colleagues can look at them (I only made a few calendars, since they're a little expensive). Beside, these graphics might not even have anything to do with life at the Fourth District Juvenile Court. If you want to know what really happens in Utah’s Fourth District Juvenile Court, look at the How to Manipulate Juvenile Prosecutors web page.

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As the 2010 holidays approached, some people asked about whether I’d be making more copies of the calendar that I gave out as a white elephant gift for the 2009 Christmas party and at the 2009 raffle. Here is what I’ll do: any colleague can click right here and you will go to a web page with links to a Word and a PDF version of the 2011 calendar, and you can download either file and print it off for personal use. Because I don’t care to make the files available to just anyone, you’ll need a username and password to get to that page. I posted the username and password on my office doors in December; if you missed it, ask me for the username and password. If you want a calendar for some following year, perhaps you could open the Word file and copy and paste the graphics into a template for a more recent year’s calendar.

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Here is an initiative that could truly change the world:

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This is a little song inspired by a couple of juvenile defense attorneys. If you’d like, you can use the lyrics to sing along with the provided melody:

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Negotiating plea agreements is a difficult task to get right, but thanks to evidence based research into best practices, and rigorous application of scientific analysis, it is now possible to computerize the process. This tool assesses and provides the appropriate plea bargain for any given juvenile:

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People with more creative ability than me have made these outstanding films about juvenile justice. I commend them to you: