via the NY Times: ‘The Price of Public Violence’ 

A poignant and telling piece by the unassailable Alex Kotlowitz which ruminates on the issue of the extraordinarily tragic number of victims and witnesses to gun violence, especially in Chicago, and asks, “What is the effect on individuals — especially kids — who have been privy to the violence in our cities’ streets?”
Read the article HERE. 

 

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky with the mother of Aliyah Shell who was killed by gun violence at the age of 6, at the Chicago Rally for Sensible Gun Laws in January of this year. Image courtesy of Flikr user janschakowsky.
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky with the mother of Aliyah Shell who was killed by gun violence at the age of 6, at the Chicago Rally for Sensible Gun Laws in January of this year. Image courtesy of Flikr user janschakowsky.

via the Huffington Post: ‘Youth Issues and Youth Involvement: A Glaring Gap in the LGBT Movement’

A smart piece by Dartmouth college junior Andrew Longhi on why young people are critical to any and all advocacy efforts, especially LGBT, and why they need the encouragement of their adult role models more than ever.

Read it HERE. 

via the National Council on Crime and Delinquency: ‘Emotional and Physical Healing in the Emergency Room’ 

Hospital and emergency room personnel encounter children exposed to violence daily in their work. In this post, Dr. Thea James describes how a trauma-informed, “upstream” approach called the Violence Intervention Advocacy Program has been used to prevent and treat children’s exposure to violence in Boston, where she lives and works.

Read the post HERE. 

National Compadre Network Founder Jerry Tello speaking at the Boys of Color Symposium in Detroit in 2011:
 

via Reclaiming Futures: ‘Q&A: Trauma, Young Men of Color, and Transformational Healing’

A brief Q&A with the founder of and a senior consultant with the National Compadres Network, a not-for-profit organization that was formed in response to local and national requests to address the growing needs of the Latino community, on the importance of taking a healing-informed approach for young Latino males.

Read it HERE. 

via the Guardian UK: ‘The Norwegian Prison Where Inmates are Treated Like People’

Inmates at Bastoy Prison in Norway sunbathing and working on the prison farm. Images by  Marco Di Lauro via the Guardian UK.
Inmates at Bastoy Prison in Norway sunbathing and working on the prison farm. Images by Marco Di Lauro via the Guardian UK.

Shocking! But not really, just the Norwegians being smart, humanistic, and pragmatic in the treatment and housing of prisoners. And the big surprise (not really…) it has by far the lowest reoffending rate in Europe.

Read more and see pictures HERE.

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The Short list is published weekly on Tuesday mornings and is comprised of a brief list of juvenile justice and justice related links to articles, reports, and videos from the week that are worth a look/read.

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