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Publication cover Campaign Against Indiscriminate Juvenile Shackling Toolkit
Dec 11, 2015, National Juvenile Defender Center
The Campaign Against Indiscriminate Juvenile Shackling (CAIJS), created in August 2014, works across the country to support advocates in their efforts to amend laws, court rules, policies and…
Publication cover Policy Statement on Indiscriminate Shackling of Juveniles in Court
Dec 11, 2015, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
The National Center of Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ) strongly opposes the automatic or widespread shackling of youth appearing in court. The NCMHJJ holds that no youth should be…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Eliminating the Practice of Indiscriminate Shackling of Youth
Dec 12, 2013, National Juvenile Defender Center
Many youth in custody are forced to appear in court shackled with leg irons, belly chains, and handcuffs. The practice of restraining youth who pose no safety threat unnecessarily humiliates,…
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