Juvenile detention facility will no longer force children to attend church services (January 31, 2018)

Violation: A county Circuit Court judge was conducting a Christian church service in the county juvenile detention facility. He is one of only two juvenile court judges in the county, and many of the children in the facility are serving a sentence that the judge imposed.

Outcome: On Jan. 31, the judge called McNamara to report that he agreed with FFRF’s concerns and would no longer be involved in preaching in the juvenile facility. (See page 3 for story.)

FFRF attorney who handled the case: Colin McNamara.

Freedom From Religion Foundation