Families Unlocking Futures: Solutions to the Crisis in Juvenile Justice

Sep 1, 2012

This report is written with the intention of making sure our and our children’s stories are heard and to dissuade all those who would “save our children” from us. When young people become involved in the juvenile justice system, too often they are treated as if they don’t come from a family or community, or as if their family and community are the problem. The approach of systems and system personnel has alternated between “treating children” and “punishing children,” often with the intention of “saving children” from their families and communities. This is the wrong approach for several reasons.

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