Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, videos and more that are worth your time.

Facing Jail Time, Until a Lawyer With Survival Skills Helped Her Find Her Way

While the stories are few and far between, we have heard them before: a teen with no record of violence slips up, a lawyer who see the youth’s potential step in, and with time and dedication a troubled teen becomes a productive citizen. If this method of intervention is effective, why don’t we see it more often? For one, you need a lawyer willing to endure navigating the court system.

READ MORE: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/12/nyregion/facing-jail-time-until-a-lawyer-with-survival-skills-helped-her-find-her-way.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140212&tntemail0=y

Facing Jail Time, Until a Lawyer With Survival Skills Helped Her Find Her Way

While the stories are few and far between, we have heard them before: a teen with no record of violence slips up, a lawyer who see the youth’s potential step in, and with time and dedication a troubled teen becomes a productive citizen. If this method of intervention is effective, why don’t we see it more often? For one, you need a lawyer willing to endure navigating the court system.

READ MORE: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/12/nyregion/facing-jail-time-until-a-lawyer-with-survival-skills-helped-her-find-her-way.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140212&tntemail0=y

Project Targets Juvenile Justice Reforms

It finally seems that people are acting to change our outdated, punitive juvenile justice system into one that does more than punish the child who commits a crime. Focusing on four California counties, the Positive Youth Justice Initiative model is being implemented around four components: “Investing in youth, treating trauma, changing systems and providing wraparound services.”

READ MORE: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/Feb/12/positive-youth-justice/2/?#article-copy

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