Episode 13 : Juvenile Justice Part 1—Past, Present, & Future
Juvenile justice and the treatment of children who come in conflict with the law has been making national and local news. How best do we work with these children to serve both the children and the communities they live in? In this episode, we explore some of the historical perspectives of juvenile justice, different models for addressing youth in crisis, youth incarceration, and incarceration alternatives. We also discuss how modern science about youth brain development is influencing juvenile law and policy and the critical factors that help produce positive outcomes for youth in crisis. Our guests include Professor Christopher Northrop, Jill Ward, and Jonathan Ruterbories from the Maine Center for Juvenile Policy and Law and the Juvenile Justice Clinic at the University of Maine School of Law.