By Nancy E. Dowd
Young children and adolescence get entangled with the juvenile justice procedure at an important cost. whereas a few teenagers circulation simply as quick out of the method and move directly to stay efficient lives as adults, different young children develop into enmeshed within the method, constructing deeper difficulties and or shifting into the grownup legal justice process. Justice for children is a quantity of labor by means of major lecturers and activists that makes a speciality of how one can intrude on the earliest attainable element to rehabilitate and redirect--to continue young children out of the system--rather than to punish and force little ones deeper. Justice for children offers a compelling argument for rethinking and restructuring the juvenile justice approach as we all know it. This detailed assortment explores the system’s fault traces with admire to all teenagers, and focuses particularly on problems with race, gender, and sexual orientation that skew the system. most significantly, it presents particular application projects that provide possible choices to our wondering prevention and deterrence, with an final specialise in protecting teenagers out of the process altogether.
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The chapter will present a new footprint for juvenile justice systems in the United States. This chapter will challenge us not only to stretch the boundaries of the juvenile justice system as we currently define it but also to stretch our thinking about where the boundaries lie among child-serving systems. There is a new kind of field building underway—it is no longer just the juvenile justice |â•… 21 field, the behavioral health field, the child welfare field, or the youth development field. These fields are doing their work—viewing their work—in a different way: across systems.
Oldenberg’s fervent message was that we should not forget the millions of children in this country living in poverty—that every one of us must demonstrate a commitment to children. Rev. Oldenburg outlined the sad statistics that those of us working on children’s issues are all too familiar with and encouraged us to remember the needs of all of our children, with special concern for those in greatest need. The fact that too many children are without permanent, loving homes, and that millions more live in poverty is, as Rev.
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Justice for Kids: Keeping Kids Out of the Juvenile Justice System by Nancy E. Dowd