• “Societies has to give opportunities” “ I’m 40 years old. I didn’t know what was going on. I was never there at the scene of the crime, but for some particular reason, they used an eyewitness and believed her testimony. I accumulated over 5000 days for good behavior, with the amount of time that I have already served, which is […] April 27, 2017
  • “It goes on and on and on until somebody stands up..” “Right now I’m forty-five… My mom worked all the time and she was unconcerned with me. Then crack epidemic came and blew the doors off of our whole house. My real father wasn’t around and I did not meet him until I was much older. For some reason, I think I was just pissed off […] April 18, 2017
  • The [Justice] Short List 1-10-14 We’re back after a short hiatus with highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, videos and more that are worth your time. Obama Administration Recommends Ending Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools An intervention is brewing for the school-to-prison pipeline, and it is coming from the White House. Even more encouraging, the Justice […] January 10, 2014
  • The [Justice] Short List 10-25-13 Highlights from juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your time. Should Police Wear Cameras Thanks to the NY Times section, Room for Debate, we get to hear the arguments for and against wearable cameras for police officers. As it turns out, there are many more nuances to this […] October 25, 2013
  • Going Inside Wyandotte County Juvenile Detention Center This is your journey into Wyandotte County Juvenile Detention Center [as a juvenile offender]. You may be here because you’ve been convicted of a crime, or maybe you’ve been sent here for “sanction house.” In this case you haven’t been convicted of a crime, but you were truant, violating probation, or misbehaving in some way. […] October 23, 2013
  • The [Justice] Short List 10-18-13 Highlights from juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your time. The Other F Word It is easy to understand how a victim’s forgiveness can be a valuable healing tool for the perpetrator of a crime—but what about the victim himself? Leslie Neale’s new documentary, Unlikely Friends, explores how […] October 18, 2013
  • The [Justice] Short List 9-27-13 Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your time. Leaders in the Field Weigh in on the Effectiveness of Diversion Programming Day and evening reporting centers are gaining traction as a viable alternative to detention for certain offenders in many states. Steering away from the […] September 27, 2013
  • The [Justice] Short List 9-20-13 Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your time. Brains On Trial A GREAT new source of information. Host Alan Alda and experts in the field of neuroscience, criminology, and the law explore the relationship between our brains and the justice system. Learn about how […] September 20, 2013
  • The [Justice] Short List 8-30-13 Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your time. PBS: Fixing Juvie Justice PBS/Nat Geo documentary about the implementation of community conferencing in Baltimore, Maryland. Inspired by the Maori justice system, this new method of dealing with crime allows all voices to be heard in […] August 30, 2013
  • The [Justice] Short List 7-2-13 Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your time. Therapy Helps Troubled Teens Rethink Crime NPR reports: After the killing of a Ph.D student by a gunman in 2007, the University of Chicago established a center to study how to prevent homicide, using the tools of […] July 3, 2013
  • The [Justice] Short List 6-12-13 [vc_single_image image=”ype-of-5245″ image_size=”full” frame=”noframe” full_width=”no” lightbox=”yes” link_target=”_self” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your time.] [/vc_column_text] [box title=”Juvenile Justice System Still a Hotbed of Sexual Assault on Children: DOJ Study” type=”coloured” pb_margin_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] […] June 13, 2013
  • Solitary Confinement: A Mother’s Perspective  [Guest post by Grace Bauer, Co-Director of Justice 4 Families] In what feels like another lifetime… It was summer and we decided to take the kids and my mom fishing.  My son wanted to bring his new bike with the training wheels.  As soon as his dad took it out of the truck, he was off.  Happy […] June 5, 2013