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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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Supporting Queer Youth

Supporting Queer Youth

(p.180) 8 Supporting Queer Youth
Justice for Kids

Sarah Valentine

NYU Press

This chapter examines the ways in which queer youth get entangled with the juvenile justice system and how such entanglement can be prevented. In particular, it argues that the violence and discrimination faced by queer youth either inside or outside of the system must be reduced. The chapter first considers the socially supported discrimination confronting queer youth in community institutions and goes on to discuss similarities between the movement to ensure the safety of queer children and the intimate-partner-violence movement. It then proposes a public health framework for prevention of violence against queer youth and outlines three strategies that can be integrated into community institutions to protect queer youth as well as reduce their chances of extensive involvement in the juvenile justice or child welfare systems. Finally, it assesses various techniques that can be used to implement these strategies.

Keywords:   queer youth, juvenile justice system, violence, discrimination, queer children, intimate-partner-violence movement, public health, community institutions, juvenile justice, child welfare

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