AAFP: Evaluating Youth Facing Long Term Sentences in Adult Court

Presented By Antoinette Kavanaugh, PhD, ABPP
Antoinette Kavanaugh, PhD, ABPP

4 hours | 4 CEs

This On Demand professional training program on Evaluating Youth Facing Long Term Sentences in Adult Court is presented by Antoinette E. Kavanaugh, PhD, ABPP, in partnership with The American Academy of Forensic Psychology.

Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Roper v. Simmons, the death penalty cannot be imposed on youthful offenders. When minors are transferred to criminal court, however, they still face lengthy sentences ranging from twenty-plus years to Life Without Parole. The focus of this training program is on conducting developmentally sensitive sentencing evaluations of youth and presenting findings in court, with much of the information being relevant to evaluating adults who were previously sentenced to extended sentences in criminal court and are returning to court to be resentenced (i.e., Miller/Graham proceedings).

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the holdings of key US Supreme Court cases regarding sentencing youthful offenders, and the implications for evaluation

Describe and employ a model for conducting developmentally sensitive sentencing evaluations of youth appearing in criminal court

Describe ethical challenges they are most likely to encounter when conducting these evaluations

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Presented By

Antoinette Kavanaugh, PhD, ABPP

Antoinette Kavanaugh, PhD, ABPP (Forensic Psychology) is in private practice in Chicago, where she evaluates juveniles and adults in a variety of civil and criminal proceedings. She is a lecturer at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University and served as the Clinical Director of the j...

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Program Partner

American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP)

We are proud to partner with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) for this training. AAFP is a non-profit organization of board-certified forensic psychologists whose mission is to contribute to the development and maintenance of forensic psychology as a specialized field of study, research, and practice. The Academy does this by providing high-quality continuing education workshops, providing a forum for the exchange of scientific information among its members, and conferring awards upon outstanding students and practitioners in the field of forensic psychology.

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