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Dispatches from Juvenile Hall: Fixing a Failing System Paperback – August 25, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0143116226 ISBN-10: 0143116223 Edition: 1st
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About the Author

Lisa Smith is the director of the Lane County Department of Youth Services. Over the past twenty years, she has developed and implemented juvenille justice programs, lead system reform, and authored two books and numerous articles on the subject.

Linda Wagner has worked as the research and development coordinator in the Lane County Department of Youth Services for many years, evaluating the impact of juvenile justice policy and system reform.

John Aarons is a casework coordinator with the Lane County Department of Youth Services. Previously he worked as a consultant for the National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges. All are frequent speakers on the subject of juvenile crime. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; 1 edition (August 25, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143116223
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143116226
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.5 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #228,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By zinzinnati on May 22, 2014
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Everyone knows "the system" is broken. Will these suggestions fix it? Probably not, but this is a pretty good effort.
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This was a great read. Not only was it interesting but it was very easy to read as well.I would recommend it to anyone interested in the juvenile justice system.
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By Juan Victorio on January 7, 2013
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This was a gift for my sister who really enjoyed the perspective of the book . The subject is necessary to understand in our society today.
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By Aly on February 4, 2013
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easy read but author did a terrible job addressing all of the issues that impact juvenile delinquency.

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