Articles by HooverLaw Attorneys Featured in MSBA Bar Bulletin
Patrick Hoover and Bryan Utter have both penned articles that will appear in the upcoming edition of the Maryland State Bar Association’s monthly publication, the Bar Bulletin. Every month the Bulletin runs features that focus on a specific area of law. These features are written by practicing attorneys in the field. The focus for the upcoming Bulletin is on Family and Juvenile Law.
Pat and Bryan worked together to write an article on a recent scientific study. That study shows that juvenile offenders tend to “grow out of crime,” given the right interventions. The study highlights the need for diversionary programs and the problems caused by a detention-centric justice system. Maryland is in great need of exactly the sort of diversionary programs the study says help the most.
Pat also wrote his own article that builds on the joint piece. He takes an in-depth look at Maryland’s juvenile justice statistics, and ties it all in with the appointment of Sam Abed as the new Secretary of the Department of Juvenile Services. The story aims to appeal to Abed to grow diversionary programs in this state, especially those for girls. Maryland has a dearth of diversionary programs for female youth and young adults.
The following are links to the articles:
Juvenile Diversion: Panacea or Solution? by Pat Hoover and Bryan Utter
Changes Approach for State’s DJS by Pat Hoover