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Justice for kids : keeping kids out of the juvenile justice system

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Dowd,Nancy E.


Families, law, and society series, New York University, New York, p.314 (2011)

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Cubb KF9779 .J87 2011



Administration of--United States, Juvenile delinquency--United States--Prevention, Juvenile justice, Pre-trial intervention--United States, Restorative justice--United States


Contents: Redefining the footprint of juvenile justice in America / Shay Bilchik -- Delinquency and daycare / David R. Katner -- Challenging the overuse of foster care and disrupting the path to delinquency and prison / Leslie Joan Harris -- Preventing incarceration through special education and mental health collaboration for students with emotional and behavioral disorders / Joseph C. Gagnon and Brian R. Barber -- Looking for air : excavating destructive educational and racial policies to build successful educational communities / Theresa Glennon -- The black nationalist cure to disproportionate minority contact / Kenneth B. Nunn -- Girl matters : unfinished work / Lawanda Ravoira and Vanessa Patino -- Supporting queer youth / Sarah Valentine -- Deterring serious and chronic offenders : research findings and policy thoughts from the pathways to desistance study / Thomas A. Loughran ... [et al.] -- "I want to talk to my mom " : the role of parents in police interrogation of juveniles / Stephen M. Reba, Randee J. Waldman, and Barbara Bennett Woodhouse -- Moving beyond exclusion : integrating restorative practices and impacting school culture in Denver Public Schools / Thalia N. C. González and Benjamin Cairns -- The line of prevention / Khary Lazarre-White -- What it takes to transform a school inside a juvenile justice facility : the story of the Maya Angelou Academy / David Domenici and James Forman, Jr.; Summary: "Children and youth become involved with the juvenile justice system at a significant rate. While some children move just as quickly out of the system and go on to live productive lives as adults, other children become enmeshed in the system, developing deeper problems and or transferring into the adult criminal justice system. Justice for Kids is a volume of work by leading academics and activists that focuses on ways to intervene at the earliest possible point to rehabilitate and redirect--to keep kids out of the system--rather than to punish and drive kids deeper. Justice for Kids presents a compelling argument for rethinking and restructuring the juvenile justice system as we know it. This unique collection explores the system's fault lines with respect to all children, and focuses in particular on issues of race, gender, and sexual orientation that skew the system. Most importantly, it provides specific program initiatives that offer alternatives to our thinking about prevention and deterrence, with an ultimate focus on keeping kids out of the system altogether"--Provided by publisher.

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