CENTER FOR JUVENILE JUSTICE

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STOP JUVENILE LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
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VICTORY FOR CHILDREN IN BOULDER, COLORADO, NO MORE INDISCRIMINATE SHACKLING!

On January 15, 2014, it happened!  After two years of work, we have successfully collaborated with Boulder County Sheriff's Department, detention services (our JAC), the local public defender, the Juvenile Judge, court administration and the County Attorney (represents Sheriff and JAC) to implement a ban on indiscriminate shackling of youth in juvenile court.  Now only under limited circumstances and with a court order may a child be restrained.  We are so grateful and hope this policy will be an example for the state of Colorado. 

Indiscriminate Shackling of Youth Continues

Please contact us for support and resources for litigating and negotiating for a law or policy in your jurisdiction which bans indiscriminate shackling.  We know it has been banned in numerous states and counties but remains the practice in far too many.  Please feel free to use this fact sheet and other resources to campaign for youth to be free from restraint in the courtroom!