Internet sites and videos that explain the various aspects of the juvenile justice system. Some sites will also address controversies in juvenile justice.
Introduction to Sociology
This course explores the nature of delinquency and the extent to which it is a social problem in the USA. The major theories of causation are presented and critically examined. The juvenile justice system is studied historically and in its current form. The present and future of delinquency control and prevention are examined.
Discussion of the juvenile justice system, reported versus unreported victimization, structure of the juvenile justice system, including conceptual map of juvenile process, and child investigations and protective systems.
CJCJ provides a full continuum of services to youth facing or transitioning from the juvenile justice system. CJCJ’s juvenile justice teams serve youth in all facets of the juvenile justice process, as is demonstrated below. To learn more about any of our juvenile justice programs, please click on the individual program tabs under the Juvenile Justice navigational bar above.
NPR audio recordings
Judge Jeremiah, a Rhode Island juvenile court judge, and Matthew, a 17 year old repeat offender, were given tape recorders. During that time, Judge Jeremiah released Matthew early, for good behavior. Two weeks later Matthew was arrested again, for selling drugs. Through their diaries, Matthew and the judge tell the same story from two different sides of the bench.
The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) was created in 1999 to respond to the critical need to build the capacity of the juvenile defense bar and to improve access to counsel and quality of representation for children in the justice system
Seven minute video on the new model of juvenile justice being used in Missouri. A national model for juvenile justice reform, Missouri's Division of Youth Services has achieved exemplary results and cost effectiveness through regionally-based, small, humane treatment centers; group and family systems approaches; universal case management; and community engagement. The program is a 2008 Innovations in American Government Award winner.