Polansky Law Firm Clerk Publishes Article for the National Association of Counsel for Children
Alison Gordon is a current 3L J.D. candidate at the University of Colorado, School of Law with a strong interest in juvenile justice, child welfare, criminal defense, and family law. She is a 2018 Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellow, a NACC legal intern, as well as law clerk at the Polansky Law Firm.
Alison attended the recent Inter-American Commission on Human Rights held at the CU Law School. She covered the event for NACC and wrote the following article that was published in NACC’s, the Guardian, in the Nov/Dec 2018 issue. Of special interest was a summary of IACHR’s new report, The Situation of Children in the Adult Criminal Justice System in the United States.
The summary addresses the very high number of children who enter the criminal justice system in the United States, and the additional human rights violations that transpire when they are confined in adult prisons. The recommendation of IACHR was that states strengthen efforts to respect and ensure rights of children who come into contact with the criminal justice system