EM and Juvenile Justice

New Report: EM Rules Cause Problems for California Juveniles

A new report released by the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) and the Samuelson Clinic at the UC Berkeley Law School highlights the ways in which electronic monitoring creates problems for juveniles and fails to take into account the ways in which young people develop psychologically and emotionally.  The report is the result of a study of the regulations and laws in all 58 counties of the state of California as well as growing out of the juvenile justice practice of the EBCLC. Kate Weisburd of EBCLC and Catherine Crump of the Samuelson Clinic were the lead researchers in the study.

 US News and World Report covered the report here.

About the author

James Kilgore

James Kilgore is an activist , writer and educator based in Urbana, Illinois. He is a Soros Justice Fellow for 2017-18. His project, Challenging E-Carceration, focuses on electronic monitoring in the criminal legal system.