help_outline Skip to main content
HomeEvents CalendarTraumatizing and Unnecessary: Ending the Practice of Juvenile Strip Searches

Events Calendar - Event View

This is the "Event Detail" view, showing all available information for this event. If registration is required or recommended, click the 'Register Now' button to start the process. If the event has passed, click the "Event Report" button to read a report and view photos that were uploaded.

Traumatizing and Unnecessary: Ending the Practice of Juvenile Strip Searches

When:
Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM Central Time (US & Canada) (UTC-06:00)
Additional Info:
Category:
Panel Discussion
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Strip searches are harmful and traumatizing to children and youth, however they happen regularly in a wide variety of settings such as jails and detention centers, residential facilities for “troubled teens,” schools, before visits to incarcerated family members in correctional facilities, and by child protective services workers as part of child welfare investigations. Speakers on this webinar, sponsored by the American Bar Association Litigation Section Children's Rights Litigation Committee, will discuss the traumatizing long-term effects of strip searches and share tips and tools that can be used to advocate against strip searches so that fewer children and youth will be subjected to this demeaning and dehumanizing practice.



Speakers:

Riya Saha Shah, Senior Managing Director, Juvenile Law Center (moderator)

Tanisha Long, Community Organizer, Abolitionist Law Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Jessica Feierman, Senior Managing Director, Juvenile Law Center, Philadelphia, PA

Amanda Simmons, Ambika Law, PC, Corona del Mar, CA