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Justice for KidsKeeping Kids Out of the Juvenile Justice System$
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Nancy E. Dowd

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780814721377

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814721377.001.0001

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Redefining the Footprint of Juvenile Justice in America

Redefining the Footprint of Juvenile Justice in America

(p.21) 1 Redefining the Footprint of Juvenile Justice in America
Justice for Kids

Shay Bilchik

NYU Press

This chapter proposes a new footprint for the juvenile justice system that goes beyond the boundaries of the current system of arrest, detention, juvenile court, probation, and corrections. It describes the components of this juvenile justice system: prevention/early childhood, prevention/early intervention, integrated court systems, juvenile detention reform, effective system interventions, juvenile corrections, and aftercare/parole. Using an ecological model and research supporting a risk- and protective-factor approach, the chapter highlights the critical feature of a system reimagined according to evidence-based practices to achieve core goals for children and youth: love, opportunity, and hope. It explains how the work that takes place in the juvenile justice system may be restructured, and considers family and community resources that have the potential to prevent juvenile delinquency, reduce recidivism, and achieve better outcomes.

Keywords:   juvenile justice system, prevention, integrated court systems, juvenile detention reform, juvenile corrections, aftercare, parole, children, youth, juvenile justice

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