Juvenile Justice: Advancing Research, Policy, and Practice

Juvenile Justice: Advancing Research, Policy, and Practice

By: Francine Sherman (author), Francine Jacobs (author)Paperback

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Troubled youth intersect with many government systems, but few as frequently and critically as with juvenile justice. This edited volume brings together experts in juvenile justice, child development, and public health to explore the connections between juvenile justice and child health and wellbeing. Unlike other books that focus on deficits, this book advocates tackling the challenges youths face by encouraging the support of family, community, and pre-existing systems to promote growth. Practitioners and policy makers who work with youth will find this positive approach refreshing.

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FRANCINE T. SHERMAN, JD, is a Clinical Professor and the founder and Director of the Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project at Boston College Law School. She is an ongoing consultant to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) on strategies to reduce the detention of girls nationally, and speaks and writes widely on issues related to juvenile justice. She currently serves on the U.S. Department of Justice National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women focusing on children and teens victimized by domestic violence and sexual assault. FRANCINE H. JACOBS, EdD, is an Associate Professor in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development and the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. Developer of the widely used Jacobs's Five-Tiered Approach to Evaluation, she has also coedited or written several books and other publications, including the four-volume Handbook of Applied Developmental Science.


SECTION I Framing the Issues Chapter 1 A Developmental View of Youth in the Juvenile Justice System (Marty Beyer) Chapter 2 Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: Characteristics and Patterns of Involvement (Kristi Holsinger) Chapter 3 The Health of Youth in the Juvenile Justice System (Paula Braverman and Robert Morris) Chapter 4 Children s Rights and Relationships: A Legal Framework (Francine T. Sherman and Hon. Jay Blitzman) Chapter 5 A Vision for the American Juvenile Justice System: The Positive Youth Development Perspective (Richard M. Lerner, Michael D. Wiatrowski, Megan Kiely Mueller, Christopher M. Napolitano, Kristina L. Schmid, and Anita Pritchard) SECTION II Understanding Individual Youth Chapter 6 Race, Ethnicity, and Ancestry in Juvenile Justice (James Bell and Raquel Mariscal) Chapter 7 The Role of Gender in Youth Systems: Grace's Story (Francine T. Sherman and Jessica H. Greenstone) Chapter 8 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Youth and the Juvenile Justice System (Laura Garnette, Angela Irvine, Carolyn Reyes, and Shannan Wilber) Chapter 9 Adolescent Parents and the Juvenile Justice System: Toward Developmentally and Socioculturally Based Provision of Services (Ellen E. Pinderhughes, Karen T. Craddock, and LaTasha L. Fermin) SECTION III Understanding Youth in Context Chapter 10 Parents, Families, and the Juvenile Justice System (Francine H. Jacobs, Claudia Miranda-Julian, and Rachael Kaplan) Chapter 11 Violence Within Families and Intimate Relationships (Linda L. Baker, Alison J. Cunningham, and Kimberly E. Harris) Chapter 12 Making a Place for Youth: Social Capital, Resilience, and Communities (Robert L. Hawkins, Maryna Vashchenko, and Courtney Davis) Chapter 13 The Developmental Impact of Community Violence (Edmund Bruyere and James Garbarino) Chapter 14 The Right to a Quality Education for Children and Youth in the Juvenile Justice System (Kathleen B. Boundy and Joanne Karger) Chapter 15 Juvenile Prison Schooling and Reentry: Disciplining Young Men of Color (Sabina E. Vaught) Chapter 16 The System Response to the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Girls (Francine T. Sherman and Lisa Goldblatt Grace) Chapter 17 How American Government Frames Youth Problems (Timothy Ross and Joel Miller) Chapter 18 Youth Perspectives on Health Care (Rachel Oliveri, Ila Deshmukh Towery, Leah Jacobs, and Francine H. Jacobs) SECTION IV Working for Change Chapter 19 Youth-Led Change (Barry Dym, Ken Tangvik, Jesus Gerena, and Jessica Dym Bartlett) Chapter 20 The End of the Reform School? (Vincent Schiraldi, Marc Schindler, and Sean J. Goliday) Chapter 21 Collaboration in the Service of Better Systems for Youth (Anne F. Farrell and Diane M. Myers) Chapter 22 Getting on Board with Juvenile Justice Information Technologies (Stan Schneider and Lola Simpson) Chapter 23 Establishing Effective Community-Based Care in Juvenile Justice (Peter W. Greenwood and Susan Turner) Chapter 24 Better Research for Better Policies (Jeffrey A. Butts and John K. Roman) Afterword (Congressman Robert (Bobby) Scott)

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/11/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780470497043
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 600
  • ID: 9780470497043
  • weight: 974
  • ISBN10: 0470497041

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