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Taking Back Our Children: A Reader to Foster Dialogue Around Youth Justice Reform

This publication features the stories of nine incarcerated adolescent girls, taking the reader deep into their lives. Published in partnership with the Raise the Age Campaign of the Correctional Association of NY's Juvenile Justice Project, it provides readers young and old with a compelling look at the need for to reexamine our criminal justice system, shedding light on the historical background that has caused New York to remain one of only two states that prosecutes, sentences and incarcerates 16- and 17-year olds as adults.

An ideal reader for course work in criminal justice, juvenile justice, women’s studies, crimes against children and human rights, and for neighborhood advocacy work, the book is designed as a tool to start a critical dialogue between educators, corrections officers, law enforcement, child welfare agencies, and advocates about the best ways to support children who become involved in the justice system.


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