Charging Juvenile Delinquency Cases

April 6, 2022

April 6, 2022
90-minute presentation

12:00 p.m. EDT

This course will help prosecutors learn how to evaluate cases prior to charging. Law enforcement narratives don’t often easily reveal weak points in cases that should be considered prior to charging. Example cases will help prosecutors anticipate weaknesses and how to address them, whether it be asking for more investigation, charging differently, or dropping the charges altogether. Various considerations and a multitude of options in disposing of juvenile criminal matters will be discussed.

Presented by: 

Tracy Senica

Tracy has been a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney since 2000.  She was assigned to the felony trial division for the majority of her career and then spent 6 years in the Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Unit focusing on sexual offenses with child victims. For the past 4 years Tracy has worked as a Supervisor in the Juvenile Justice Unit where she supervises multiple attorneys.  Tracy is also a faculty member of the Illinois Juvenile Prosecutors’ Institute and a board member of Redeploy Illinois.

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Continuing Legal Education Credits: 1.5 hours

NDAA has applied for CLE in Alabama, California, Illinois, Kansas, North Carolina, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Virginia, Texas, New York, Minnesota and New York.

Zoom will log each attendee’s “time in session” for the webinar. All attendees who sign into the webinar and complete the session will be sent a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, speaker biography, and a Uniform CLE Certificate from NDAA staff following the event.

Attendees must self-submit this course for approval in their home state. All attorneys are responsible for any fees associated with CLE filing. Attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar associations for more information.  General questions or additional information regarding CLE credit can be directed to Project Coordinator, Mary Stechschulte at

Prosecutors (state and local, federal, military, and tribal), law enforcement personnel, paralegals with prosecutor’s offices and other members of the prosecution team.


Please contact Senior Attorney, Rachel Larsen.

If you are a state’s attorney or assistant district attorney working in juvenile court, you will automatically be joined to NDAA’s national listserv of prosecutors working in juvenile court.  You will receive training updates, federal juvenile law updates, and juvenile court trends and best practices posts about twice a month.  We can only add you to the listserv if you included your official state or county email address and designated yourself as a prosecutor at registration.  You can opt out of the group at any time.

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