Illinois Bans Indiscriminate Shackling of Juveniles in Court
October 20, 2016 | Grantee News | Juvenile Justice
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The Illinois Supreme Court banned the use of shackles on young people going through the court system. Juvenile justice advocates argue that the use of ankle, wrist, and other restraints in courtrooms deprives young people of a fair trial by creating bias, while traumatizing them and their families. The new rule was brought about, in part, by the efforts of several MacArthur grantees, including the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice and the Juvenile Justice Initiative.  

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