25 St. & Loc. L. News 1 (2001-2002)

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The Section serves as a collegialforum for its members, the profession and the public to provide leadership and educational resources in
urban, state and local government law and policy.
ABA SOC Meritorious Service Award
Recognizes Section's Juvenile Detention Center
Orientation Video Project
At the August 3 Business Meeting of the
ABA Section Officers Conference, ABA Pres-
ident Martha Barnett presented the Section of
State and Local Government Law the SOC
Meritorious Service Award for the Section's Ju-
venile Detention Center Orientation Video
The Meritorious Service Award was estab-
lished in 1995 to recognize the important con-
tributions that ABA sections, divisions, and
forum committees make to the life and work of
the Association. The Award is given to the ABA
entity that has sponsored a program, project, or
other initiative during the year that is of extra-
ordinary benefit to the profession, the public, From left to right:ABA Section Officers Conference Chair Dianne Dailey,
and/or the Association.                   2000-01 Section Chair PatArey, andABA President Martha Barnett at t,
Spearheaded by James Baird, a partner with  awardpresentation in Chicago, August3.
the Chicago Law firm of Seyfarth Shaw and a
past Chair of the Section, and coordinated by                           I        _ Issue
Dr. Diane Stone of the Nancy B.Jefferson School, the project
targets the approximately 1 million youths in the United  * Chair's Message, page 2
States who must face the traumatic experience of first time  Section News, page 3
incarceration. Many of these youths have committed no     -Rule 1.11 Debated in ABA House of Delegate
crime.They are placed in detention facilities while their cases  -Jefferson Fordham Awards
are processed, or because they have nowhere to live.      -World Jurist Conference, Legal Problems
To address this problem, the Section created an orientation  of Environmental Protection
video to help youths new to the Cook County, Illinois, tem-  Smart Growth and the Environment, Santa Fe,
porary detention center. The video, a joint project with the
Cook County Temporary Juvenile Detention Center, the      New Mexico, page 5
Nancy B. Jefferson School-the center's onsite school-and  Fall Council Meeting, Savannah, Georgia, page
Seyfarth Shaw, explains the procedures, surroundings, and ex-  Supreme Court Watch, page 10
pectations youths will encounter at the Cook County center.  Environmental Update. Possible Escape from CERCI
There is a real need for this type of orientation tool in fa-  Liability May Impact Redevelopment, page 12
cilities across the country, Baird said. Many of the children  Recent Developments, page 14
who come to detention centers are confused and afraid, and   Washinvtnn  Lahvrinthine Wg nage 16

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Vol. 25, No. 1, Fall 2001

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