Justice and Juvenile Justice, Part 2

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  How do we explain youth crime? We look at what happens in the streets and the courts and then beyond. Here’s a story from the Chicago Bureau that does this. It appeared soon after our workshop in criminal justice and youth violence. by Lily Oberman and La Risa Lynch Thousands of young adults in […]

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Justice and Juvenile Justice, Part 1

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So how do you explain how the criminal justice system deals with youth? You need sources and here they are. These are folks who took part in our recent workshop on how the criminal justice system deals with youth violence. If you have any questions, talk to me……Steve…..office 312 369-6400 steve@chicagoistheworld.org   Strengthening Chicago’s Youth […]

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Our Past, Our Futures, a reporting workshop, 5-19-14

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Years ago an Israeli novelist taught me a lasting lesson about memory. Why, I had wondered, was childhood so important in his work? He stared intensely at me. I was taken back. “It’s because we are all monsters. As we rush forward, our heads are turned backwards,” he explained. Ever since, I’ve understood that you […]

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Our Chicago: talking solutions

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They Clean Your House

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Peace, the World, Chicago’s Youth

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The Other Numbers On Juvenile Crime

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We reach for the stats on murders, and other crimes that stain Chicago. And we use them to tell us what’s happening. Is crime up, or down, or stuck in Chicago? But other numbers matter as well. What percent of the youths coming out of detention centers wind up back in trouble? What percent of […]

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