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When

Monday, October 9, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT

  • Registration 9:00 AM-9:30 AM  
  • Program 9:30 AM-5:00 PM
  • Lunch Included
  • On Site Parking Available

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Where

Krutch Theater 
2601 Warring St., Bldg. 14
Clark Kerr Campus (UC Berkeley)
Berkeley, CA 94720
 

 
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Contact

Morgan Grabau Dosskey 
Forensic Mental Health Association 
(916) 913-8324 
morgan@fmhac.net 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing. 
$50 cancellation fee if request is received 8+ days prior to event;
Cancellations are not refunded starting 7 days prior to event. 

 

Introduction to Juvenile Transfer Hearings and Franklin Hearings for Evaluators and Attorneys
- Berkeley -

Panel Presenters

Forensic Psychologist: Dr. Carolyn Murphy              

Defense Attorney: Laura Arnold

Prosecuting Attorney & Judge TBA         

&

Dr. Norbert Ralph

Presenting a complimentary session on the neurodevelopmental foundation of moral and prosocial development during adolescence.  

 

There is a wave of hearings occurring in California courts as a result of the passing of Proposition 57 and the case of People v. Franklin, both occurring in 2016.  Prop 57 eliminates the authority of prosecutors to directly file petitions in criminal (i.e., adult) court and requires that the juvenile court hold a hearing and determine if a transfer to criminal court is appropriate. 


Per the Franklin ruling, individuals who were under 23 years old when they committed a crime for which the punishment may be life in prison must be afforded adequate opportunity to make a record of mitigating evidence tied to their youth, such as cognitive ability, character, and social and family background. Such information may include evaluations and testimony and will be relevant in their eventual youth offender parole hearings, at which point any subsequent growth and increased maturity shall also be considered. The right to have a record of this information applies to current cases, as well as those previously adjudicated. 


Evaluators are being asked to weigh in on the above matters and provide psychological profiles to the Court, but where to begin? What legal questions must be answered? What do judges and attorneys need to know? Which assessment methods yield the most relevant information? How can attorneys ensure that their evaluators address the heart of the issue?  

These questions and more will be posed to a panel consisting of a forensic psychologist and legal professionals with experience participating in these hearings, with the aim of educating attendees about the necessary elements of these evaluations.  It is estimated that thousands of these hearings will take place in the coming year. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be ahead of the curve!

*NEW*

You may now pay to reserve your spot or pay in full at the time of registration!    A $50 deposit is required to register for this event and will be refunded after we receive payment from your organization (if applicable).  This deposit is NOT refundable upon cancellation of attendance.

Continuing Education
6 units for professional licenses: BBS, BRN, CPA and MCLE

CE Statements: FMHAC is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. FMHAC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Provider #FOR005
Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. through the California Psychological Association.
State Bar of California MCLE Provider #15388.