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Juvenile Defense Essentials: Direct & Collateral Consequences of Adjudications

Friday | April 12, 2024 - Friday | April 12, 2024

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When:  Friday, April 12, 2024  9:30 am - 4:15 pm

Where:  Children's Law Center Training Center, 1114 Pickens Street, Columbia, SC

Cost:  Free

CLE:  5.75 Hours MCLE Credit  Course No.:  244307

Who Should Attend:  

All Public Defenders and Indigent Defense Contract attorneys handling juvenile defense cases.



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Topic/ Speaker

CLE Credit




Guilty Pleas, Negotiations, and Disposition Options

Aleksandra Chauhan, Samantha Luck,





Lunch (Provided)





Probation, Parole, and Sentencing Guidelines

Rhonda Holman, Toni Vanlue, and

Jennifer Loschiavo










Collateral Consequences and Expungement

Michael Mathison





Total MCLE:




SCCID does not reimburse for mileage or parking fees. 

A limited number of free spaces will be available on a first-come basis in the Children’s Law Center Parking Lot behind their building at 1600 Gervais Street.  (See map  and photo below.)  Daniel Ford from the CLC will be in the lot to provide parking passes and directions.  The spaces allotted are 17 – 27 and 56 – 68 (Some of these spaces may be reserved for speakers). 


OVERFLOW PARKING:  If the free spaces are filled by the time you arrive, The Pendleton Street Garage, just down the street at 1501 Pendleton Street, has metered spaces on levels 1a, 1b, and 2a.  You 3 options to pay the meter:  by using Quarters, by the Passport App, or by purchasing a Parking Meter Card for $5.00 for the day from the USC Parking Office located in the garage.  To do that, you would park your car, go to the office, purchase the card, and then follow the instructions.


Parking Map

CLC Access Photo

Childrens Law Center Front of Building




SCCID will provide beverages (coffee/water/soft drinks) and snacks in the morning and during breaks.

Lunch will be Provided:  Sandwich boxes/Salads from DiPratos Logo

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 Dr. Aleksandra Chauhan is a Visting Assistant Professor at the Jospeh F. Rice School of Law. She directs the Criminal Practice Clinic where second- and third-year law students represent clients on criminal charges, provide parole representation and assist clients with elimination of barriers to successful reentry.

Before joining the faculty at the law school, Dr. Chauhan was the Juvenile Defender Advocate at the South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense, a position she was instrumental in creating. There she supported the work of public defenders and other lawyers in representing youth in the state’s courts. Before then, she was an assistant public defender in Richland County representing youth in the family and criminal courts. While there, she received grants and pioneered the agency’s youth reentry program, providing holistic representation of young people with the assistance of civil counsel and a social worker to aid young people in returning to their communities.

Dr. Chauhan is a certified trainer for the Gault Center’s Youth Defender Advocacy Training Immersion Program, and is one of its Ambassadors for Racial Justice, a program in partnership with the Georgetown Law Juvenile Justice Initiative commissioning lawyers to create training and programming to reduce race disparities in the criminal system. In 2019, Dr. Chauhan graduated from SC BAR Leadership Academy and in 2017, she was recognized as a Juvenile Public Defender of the Year. In May 2023, Dr. Chauhan was recognized by the American Bar Association for her work with youth in the state’s courts, when she received its Livingston Hall Award, which recognizes lawyers who have made significant contributions in that field.

Dr. Chauhan has a wide range of expertise on issues related to client representation, including topics of youth transfer to adult court, school-to-prison pipeline, reentry, trauma, and racial justice. She has written amicus briefs and presented keynotes and workshops on these issues at local, national, and international conferences.

Dr. Chauhan is on the Board of Directors for Every Black Girl, Inc. and Lawyers’ Committee on Children’s Right. She serves on the Advisory Counsel for the Gault Center South and the Advisory Board for the State Crisis Intervention Program. She chairs the Legal Innovations Subcommittee for the SC Human Trafficking Task Force and is a member of the SC Bar House of Delegates. She also served on the Board of Directors for Columbia’s Nickelodeon Theater, and helped create East Point Academy, a Mandarin immersion charter school where her twin sons attended.


Rhonda E. Holman Bio

Rhonda E. Holman is a seasoned professional with over 32 years of experience in the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Her career trajectory reflects a commitment to public service and a progressive approach to youth rehabilitation.

Ms. Holman began her career at DJJ in 1992 as a Probation and Parole Officer. Through dedication and skill, she rose through the ranks, holding positions such as Probation and Parole Supervisor, Program and Projects Manager, and most recently, Interim Deputy Director and Deputy Director for Community Services.

Notably, she played a crucial role in implementing the Intensive Supervision Program (ISO) in 2006, supervising Intake Service Officers and ensuring program effectiveness.

Ms. Holman actively contributed to the development of DJJ staff through her roles as a peer auditor, ISO Training Facilitator, and ISO Liaison.

Her dedication continued beyond case services as she served as the Orangeburg County Office's community volunteer coordinator, fostering collaboration and community support.

Ms. Holman holds a Bachelor of Social Work from South Carolina State University (SCSU) and has a strong background in social work principles.

She is a Training of Trainers Certified Facilitator for programs like Back in Control and G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training), demonstrating her commitment to evidence-based interventions.

Ms. Holman's dedication extends beyond DJJ. She actively serves on the boards of SCSU's Criminal Justice Advisory Program, Social Work Program, and South Carolina Employment Association. Her past involvement with The SAFE Organization Board further highlights her commitment to youth development and community engagement.


Jennifer Loschiavo

Jennifer Loschiavo began her career with the SCDJJ in September 2004 as a Community Specialist.  In 2006, she was promoted to the Office of Medicaid and Compliance, where she served as a Program Coordinator until taking on the role of the Medicaid Administrator in 2013.  In 2016, she began serving as the Director of Community Alternatives and was promoted to Associate Deputy in 2022.  In March 2024, Mrs. Loschiavo was appointed the Interim Deputy Director of Community Alternatives & Treatment Services. 

Mrs. Loschiavo earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University and is a graduate of the South Carolina Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program. 

She has been married for 21 years and has two children.


Samantha M. Luck, Esq.

Ms. Luck is a Juvenile Defender Advocate with the South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense (SCCID).  Prior to joining the SCCID, she served as a staff attorney at the SC Human Affairs Commission.  Ms. Luck worked for nearly six years as a Juvenile Public Defender for both Richland and Lexington Counties where she became well-versed in the area of juvenile defense and advocacy.  In addition to her work as a juvenile defender, she was as an attorney for Richland County Court Appointed Special (CASA), representing court-appointed Guardian ad Litems for children in the foster care system.  Having started out her legal career as a youth advocate, Ms. Luck also has extensive knowledge in the area of special education law and worked at Disability Rights South Carolina (formerly Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc.) for several years.  There, she represented students with disabilities in public primary and secondary education, ensuring the protection and enforcement of students’ rights under the IDEA, Section 504, and the ADA.  

            Ms. Luck obtained both her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and J.D. from the University of South Carolina.  During law school, she clerked in the family court division for the Richland County Public Defender Office and during that time, also became a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem.  She is a Certified Juvenile Training Immersion Program (JTIP) Trainer and was a participant in the 2017 JTIP Summer Academy.  Throughout her legal career, Ms. Luck has been a strong advocate for youth in S.C. and believes wholeheartedly in fighting for the rights of children. She believes that by investing in community services and programs aimed at addressing the needs of youth, rather than incarceration, youth will have greater success at rehabilitation and better future outcomes.  

Ms. Luck serves on the Board of Directors for Roses in Concrete South Carolina and is a member of the J.T. Farmer Advisory Board for the Law Offices of S. Chris Davis. 



D. Michael Mathison (Mike) is the Juvenile Justice Resource Attorney at the Children’s Law Center at the University of South Carolina School of Law.  Before joining the Children’s Law Center, Mike spent seven years with the Richland County Public Defender’s Office as a juvenile defender and juvenile reentry attorney.  A 2014 graduate of USC Law, Mike earned CALI awards for excellence in Constitutional Law and the Juvenile Justice Clinic.  Mike’s work has primarily focused on improving outcomes for youth at the intersection of South Carolina’s education and juvenile justice systems.  He resides in Columbia, South Carolina, with his wife and their three children.


Toni T. Vanlue, CPM

Director, SC Board of Juvenile Parole

Toni T. Vanlue, CPM holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Lander University and certification in Public Management from the SC Department of Administration. Her seventeen-year service in SC’s juvenile justice system includes roles as: Correctional Officer, Youth Specialist, Reintegration Specialist, Parole Examiner, Chief Parole Examiner, and she is currently the Director of SC Board of Juvenile Parole. She was most recently recognized as the 2022 Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers for her work with the SC Board of Juvenile Parole. Mrs. Vanlue has spent the last 13 years of her career working in various roles for the SC Board of Juvenile Parole.




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