Distinguished Clinical Professor
Law Office: E219
Professor Simkins, is the Director and Co-founder of the Children’s Justice Clinic at Rutgers School of Law. She is currently the Due Process Monitor for the settlement agreement between the Department of Justice and the Juvenile court of Shelby County, Tennessee. In 2012 she received the Robert E. Shepard Jr. award for excellence in Juvenile Defense. Her book, When Kids Get Arrested, What Every Adult Should Know, was released in 2009. In 2008 she was selected by the MacArthur Foundation in to participate in the Models for Change (JIDAN). Areas of expertize include post disposition representation, conditions of confinement and solitary.
When Kids Get Arrested: What Every Adult Should Know, forthcoming from Rutgers University Press, 2009.
Simkins, Success in Shelby County: A Roadmap to Systemic Juvenile Reform, Memphis University School of Law, (forthcoming, Spring 2014).
Department of Justice Due Process Monitor,Juvenile Court Memphis Shelby County, publication of first and second compliance reports. See: http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/spl/findsettle.php
Simkins, S., Beyer, M., Geis, L., The Harmful Use of Isolation in Juvenile Facilities: The Need for Post Disposition Representation, Washington University School of Law, Journal of Law and Policy, Vol. 241-287, 2012.
Book chapter for Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the topic of the book is “Vulnerable Populations in the Juvenile Justice System” and my chapter focuses on how New Jersey’s lack of Post Dispostional advocacy places children at risk, November 2009.