Raised by the Courts One Judge's Insight into Juvenile Justice

ISBN-10: 160714638X
ISBN-13: 9781607146384
Edition: N/A
Authors: Irene Sullivan
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
Publication date: 11/2/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Irene Sullivanis a Circuit Court Judge in the Unified Family Court, handling juvenile delinquency, dependency and domestic violence cases. She is a nationally-recognized speaker on juvenile justice and truancy matters and a consultant to the Florida government.She is a vice president of the National Truancy Prevention Association; a member of the Blueprint Commission to reform juvenile justice in Florida, and part of a statewide taskforce on Disproportionate Minority Contact. She serves on advisory boards of Stetson University College of Law and Barry University Law School, the Juvenile Welfare Board, Ounce of Prevention for Florida, Inc., and PACE Center for Girls.She is currently working with the MacArthur Foundation in a project to improve public defender’s representation of juveniles in court.The recipient of the St. Petersburg Bar Association Judicial Appreciation Award, the Ben C. Willard Award from Stetson University College of Law and the Children’s Justice Award from the Salvation Army, Irene is a frequent speaker at conferences, universities and non-profit organizations.Irene has been an adjunct professor of law at Stetson University College of Law and is working to establish a juvenile justice clinic at the law school.

Forword
Opening Statement
Awakening
The Night Swimmers
Umatilla
Crossover Killer
Despair
No Peace at Home: Violence and Juvenile Court
Amateur Psychologists: Juvenile Judges and Mental Health Issues
The Teen Brain: They're Still Just Kids
Connect the Dots: Gangs and Guns in the Juvenile Court
Who Is My Father Today? Fatherless Children in Juvenile Court
Crosover Kids: Lost in Both Systems
Recreational, Reactive, and Really Bad Crimes: Uncovering the Role of Sex and Drugs in Juvenile Court
The Deuces: Disproportionate Minority Contact and Juvenile Court
Enlightenment
What Works in Juvenile Justice? A Dynamic Duo and Napoleon Show the Way
Healthy Families: How Preventing Child Abuse Prevents Delinquency
"Among the Worst Offenders": The Supreme Court Bans Life Without Parole for Many Young Offenders
Curses and Compassion: Victims' Responses to Juvenile Crime
Toughest Job in the Courthouse: Public Defenders in Juvenile Court
Keeping Kids Out of Court: The Annie E. Casey Foundation and Wansley Walters in Miami
Reclaiming Futures: Substance Abuse Intervention and Collaborations That Really Work
Saving Kids While Saving Money: Washington State Proves You Can Do Both
Girls Matter! The Importance of Gender-Specific Programs
Repairing the Broken Whole: Family Therapy for Juvenile Offenders
Crossover Kids: Fewer Silos, More Legal Representation
The Limits of Zero Tolerance: What We Need to Do to Improve Good Intentions
Truancy: Where Most Behavior Problems Begin
Two Janes: Helping Children and Families in Need of Services
Youth Courts: Turning Crisis into Opportunity With Positive Peer Pressure
Public Safety: Why We Lock Up Kids, and What Are Our Alternatives?
Solving the DMC Problem: A Case study in Florida
Closing Argument: Members of the Jury
Acknowledgment
Programs That Work
Online Resources
Sources
Index
About The Author

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