Justice for Kids Keeping Kids Out of the Juvenile Justice System

ISBN-10: 1479832952

ISBN-13: 9781479832958

Edition: N/A

Authors: Nancy E. Dowd

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"An important book at an important time." —Choice "Remarkable and sobering. . . . Educators, policymakers, and advocates all should find this book as motivating as it is disturbing: for every reason it gives to despair about the current system, it also reveals a pathway toward a far less populated system of juvenile justice, one that actually helps children rather than harms them."—Daniel Losen, co-author ofThe School-to-Prison Pipeline: Structuring Legal Reform 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 at times introduced into the adult criminal justice system.Justice for Kidsis a volume edited 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. In theFamilies, Law, and Societyseries Contributors: Shay Bilchik, Brian R. Barber, Benjamin Cairns, David Domenici, Nancy E. Dowd, Jeffrey Fagan, James Forman, Jr., Joseph C. Gagnon, Theresa Glennon, Thalia N.C. González, Leslie Joan Harris, David R. Katner, KharyLazarre-White, Thomas A. Loughran, Thomas P. Mulvey, Kenneth B. Nunn, Vanessa Patino, Alex R. Piquero, Lawanda Ravoira, Stephen M. Reba, Sarah Valentine, Randee J. Waldman, and Barbara Bennett Woodhouse Nancy Dowd is Director of the Center for Children and Families at the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law and holds the David H. Levin Chair in Family Law. She is the author of several books, most recently The Man Question: Male Subordination and Privilege (NYU Press). 
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Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 12/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 323
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Nancy E. Dowd is Director of the Center for Children and Families at the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law and holds the David H. Levin Chair in Family Law. She is the author of several books, including Redefining Fatherhood (NYU Press).

Preface
Introduction: Justice for Kids
System Change
Redefining the Footprint of Juvenile Justice in America
Delinquency and Daycare
Challenging the Overuse of Foster Care and Disrupting the Path to Delinquency and Prison
Preventing Incarceration through Special Education and Mental Health Collaboration for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Looking for Air: Excavating Destructive Educational and Racial Policies to Build Successful School Communities
Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation
The Black Nationalist Cure to Disproportionate Minority Contact
Girl Matters: Unfinished Work
Supporting Queer Youth
Legal Socialization and Policing
Deterring Serious and Chronic Offenders: Research Findings and Policy Thoughts from the Pathways to Desistance Study
"I Want to Talk to My Mom": The Role of Parents in Police Interrogation of Juveniles
Model Programs
Moving beyond Exclusion: Integrating Restorative Practices and Impacting School Culture in Denver Public Schools
The Line of Prevention
What It Takes to Transform a School inside a Juvenile Justice Facility: The Story of the Maya Angelou Academy
About the Contributors
Index
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