The NCJFCJ defines shackles to include handcuffs, waist chains, ankle restraints, zip ties or other restraints that are designed to impede movement or control behavior.
The NCJFCJ has issued a powerful message that the practice of automatically shackling youth in our courtrooms does not comport with what it means to be fair and trauma-informed, and that such a practice will no longer be tolerated.
The NCJFCJ will host the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking: Improving Outcomes for Vulnerable and Victimized Children through Judicial Action, Nov.
It became critical to partner with the NCJFCJ to reframe what we were seeing in courtrooms.
The National Campaign continues to work with the NCJFCJ
to develop tools that are flexible and effective for each jurisdiction and judge.
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy recently conducted a survey of NCJFCJ
members about teen and unplanned pregnancy in juvenile dependency and delinquency courts.