ERIC Number: ED441906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reference Count: N/A
Second Chances: Giving Kids a Chance To Make a Better Choice. Juvenile Justice Bulletin.
Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
In commemoration of the juvenile court's centennial, the Justice Policy Institute of the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice and the Children and Family Justice Center of Northwestern University School of Law profiled 25 individuals who were petitioned into juvenile court as serious delinquents when they were young and then turned their lives around and made something of themselves. The book "Second Chances--100 Years of the Children's Court: Giving Kids a Chance to Make a Better Choice" is a result of that work. The narratives featured in the book highlight fundamental principles of the juvenile court that helped these youth prosper in adulthood, including protection from stigmatization, rehabilitation, and individualized attention. All 25 profiles are living testaments to the resiliency of the vision of a group of women whose reform efforts in the 1880s led to the founding of the juvenile court. This bulletin highlights 12 of the book's profiles. The 12 profiles serve to illustrate the major themes of the stories. (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Childrens Rights, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Juvenile Courts, Youth Problems
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs, Washington, DC 20531.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.