Category Archives: Anti-Shackling

HB 1304 — Many Juvenile Topics — Committee Hearing January 28, 2015

HB 1304 is a significant bill in terms of juvenile law this legislative session.  It includes many of the suggested changes from the Interim Study Committee on Criminal Code and Corrections, including: Modifying IC 5-2-6-24 to require the Criminal Justice Institute to … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Youth Radio Show on Anti-Shackling

On January 16, 2015, from 3-4 p.m ET, the Spotlight on Youth radio show will feature Remove the Shackles and Help Kids Success. “Many people are unaware that teens and preteens can be brought from detention and correctional facilities to … Continue reading

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Hopes for the New Year 2015

As the new year begins, here are the hopes for 2015: That anti-shackling legislation continues to spread around the country, including here in Indiana, which would allow detained children to appear without shackles during court hearings unless the judge has … Continue reading

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Campaign Against Indiscriminate Juvenile Shackling

The Campaign Against Indiscriminate Juvenile Shackling (CAIJS), led by David Shapiro, continues to increase their resources for those who are seeking to end shackling during all juvenile hearings.  The movement aims to put juveniles in the same position as adults, who already … Continue reading

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Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code Recommendations for 2015 Legislative Session

The Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code published the minutes from the October 6, 2014 meeting, which included several recommendations related to juvenile law: That legislation be filed in the next session requiring that the interrogation of juveniles … Continue reading

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Impacting Our Kids’ Self-Image

I keep mulling over this quote: “As a child he [Channing Tatum] struggled with A.D.H.D. and dyslexia, was prescribed stimulants and did poorly in school. “I have never considered myself a very smart person, for a lot of reasons,” he … Continue reading

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Anti-Shackling Webinar — Unchain the Children

Unchain the Children: Policy Opportunities to End the Shackling of Youth in Court is a webinar presented on October 1, 2014 at 1pm EST to discuss practical, policy, and constitutional reasons to end indiscriminate shackling of youth in juvenile courts. … Continue reading

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