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