Section Newsletter Articles From Elizabeth Clarke

The Germanic system of justice: Learning about an approach focused on human dignity By Elizabeth Clarke Child Law, April 2019 An overview of Germany's approach to juvenile justice and how it compares to Illinois'.
The Juvenile Defender Pilot Program By Elizabeth Clarke and Mark Hassakis Child Law, February 2019 An overview of the Juvenile Defender Pilot Program.
New rule eliminating indiscriminate shackling of children working well By Elizabeth Clarke Child Law, May 2018 A year ago, the Illinois Supreme Court issued Rule 943 to end indiscriminate shackling of children in juvenile court.
Report on Illinois Supreme Court’s Rules Committee Hearing on Proposed Rule to End Indiscriminate Shackling of Children By Elizabeth Clarke Child Law, September 2016 The Rules Committee of the Illinois Supreme Court met  to review a proposal to end indiscriminate shackling of children in court. This is a national effort initiated by the National Juvenile Defender Center, and spearheaded in Illinois by the Illinois Justice Project.
More than 30 years of poor outcomes and racial disparities in “automatic” provisions trying youth in adult court By Elizabeth Clarke Child Law, October 2014 Of the 257 Cook County children charged with crimes requiring an automatic transfer to adult court in a recent three-year study period, only one was white. Read the study's other findings here.
Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice—What’s happening in our state juvenile prisons? By Elizabeth Clarke Child Law, December 2013 A look at the system since it was implemented more than six years ago.
Early access to counsel for youth in detention By Elizabeth Clarke Child Law, November 2010 A new law requires a minor be given adequate time with counsel before a detention hearing.
Europe adopts proportionality as standard for juvenile justice By Elizabeth Clarke Child Law, November 2010 The European Rules require that sanctions/punishment must depend on the gravity of the offense committed, and take into account the youth’s age, physical and mental well-being, development, capacities and personal circumstances.  
National report highlights Redeploy Illinois By Elizabeth Clarke Child Law, November 2010 A recently released research brief highlights Redeploy Illinois as a key example of a successful state program to reduce juvenile justice spending without compromising public safety.
Research finds probation as effective as incarceration in preventing repeat offending with serious offenders By Elizabeth Clarke and Mary Reynolds Child Law, June 2010 A recent study of youth who committed major felony offenses shows that incarceration is no more effective than community-based treatment.

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