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Book Review: Ending Zero Tolerance: The Crisis of Absolute School Discipline

Black’s book is necessary reading for educators and those who work with youth, whether during classroom hours or in an after-school setting. It posits questions about the role of discipline — and how best to ensure that discipline helps children succeed, rather than break them down.


Book Review: The Future of Juvenile Justice

“The Future of Juvenile Justice” offers a thoughtful comparative law perspective on opportunities to improve juvenile justice systems.
The book, a compilation of articles in which legal experts discuss varying juvenile justice issues, contains ample examples of common struggles in system implementation and reform.

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Keeping Schools Safe While Reducing Suspensions and Expulsions

There’s good news and bad news in the report “Indicators of School Crime and Safety 2015,” the most recent in an annual series produced jointly by the U.S. departments of education (ED) and justice (DOJ). Just as important, there’s help available to sustain the good news and tackle the bad.

Lisa Jacobs

New Tool Will Help Form Responses to Adolescent Domestic Battery

In other words, did the Adolescent Domestic Battery Typology Tool work? And is it value added for the field? The study, which is described as including the “largest reported sample of youth who have been arrested for an act of domestic battery toward a parent,” indicated that the answers to both questions is yes.


What Does Trauma-informed Mean to Foster Youth?

For three decades, I have listened in awe to the brave voices of children, youth and families who have shared, in anguish, their past experiences — experiences that anyone would objectively call “adverse” and ones that can have lasting effects on health and well-being.