ERIC Number: EJ1116613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Latino Youth and the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Addressing Issued and Achieving Solutions
Seroczynski, Alesha D.; Jobst, Amy D.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v38 n4 p423-445 Nov 2016
Latinos are one of the fastest growing sectors in the American population, and Latinos figure prominently in many political, economic, and educational social systems. Unfortunately, the juvenile justice system is no exception. At least 18,000 Latino youth are incarcerated annually, and they are 2 to 3 times more likely to be incarcerated than White youth. This article discusses three broad topics that relate specifically to Latino youth and their families who are served by juvenile justice facilities: language development and communication between Latino families and professionals in the educational and justice systems, sociocultural variables specific to Latino families, and ethical considerations for professionals who interact with Latino youth. Specific strategies for both the educational and juvenile justice systems are suggested that might enable these groups to better serve Latino youth and their families. Both research and case studies of Latino youth served in the court diversion program, Reading for Life, are considered.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Juvenile Justice, Interpersonal Communication, Language Skills, Family Involvement, Youth, Delinquency, Mentors, Health Promotion, Life Style, Intervention, Adolescents, Philosophy, Family Relationship, Reading Programs
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