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Juvenile in Justice

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Presentation and letter-writing project based on the Richard Ross book. See: https://www.juvenile-in-justice.com/

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Juvenile in Justice

  1. 1. Juvenile in Justice Richard Ross, photographer
  2. 2. An Introduction
  3. 3. Your assignment 1. Where is the youth being housed/held? 2. What is the age of the offender? ACE points? 3. What was the offense? 4. What is the most interesting detail (visual or in the text) and why?
  4. 4. Juvenile courts in the U.S. process… approximately 4,600 delinquency cases per day.
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  6. 6. On any given day, approximately 70,000 young people are in juvenile detention...
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  8. 8. The cost for a typical stay in a juvenile detention facility is $66,000 to $88,000 ...for 9 to 12 months.
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  10. 10. Nearly 3 of every 4 youth confined...for delinquency are not in for a serious violent felony crime.
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  12. 12. Two-thirds of males and three-quarters of females in the juvenile justice system meet the criteria for one or more psychiatric disorders.
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  14. 14. Youth housed in adult jails are 36 times more likely to commit suicide than youth housed in juvenile detention facilities.
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  16. 16. Black youth are 9 times as likely to be sentenced to adult prisons as white youth.
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  18. 18. Children as young as 11 have been sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
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  20. 20. [Y]outh of color…receive harsher treatment than their white counterparts, even...with identical charges and offending histories.
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  22. 22. America’s heavy reliance on juvenile incarceration is unique among the world’s developed nations.
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  24. 24. Research shows that youth confined for longer periods...are no less likely to reoffend than youth confined for shorter periods.
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  44. 44. Juvenile in Justice Richard Ross, photographer
  45. 45. Write a letter. “You are part of the World”
  46. 46. ADVICE: (Asst. Super M. Byrd) ● Short letter/card ● Nothing personal ● Nothing provocative ● Use words of encouragement ● Empathy for recipient (PoC, urban, male) “Hey Brother,”
  47. 47. ADVICE: ● Find a quote ● Handwrite (if legible) ● Sign with a single initial

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