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Book Review: Change of Heart

Jeanne Bishop, a Cook County, Illinois, public defender, starts her story of reconciliation, “Change of Heart,” on a cold winter day, her shoes crunching on the gravel of the Pontiac Correctional Center visitors' parking lot.

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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.

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After the Doors Were Locked

In California and across the United States, youth corrections systems have often demonstrated an inability to shape their practices to meet children’s actual needs.

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The Handbook of Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice

The title and cover of this book immediately sparked my interest, since I had practiced law in the juvenile justice court systems across Georgia as a defense attorney and state prosecutor for almost 20 years.