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Book Review: A New Juvenile Justice System - Total Reform for a Broken System

By Christina Campbell

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A New Juvenile Justice System - Total Reform for a Broken System
Nancy E. Dowd, Editor
NYU Press (2015)

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In A New Juvenile Justice System Nancy Dowd brings together the ideas and thoughts of some of the most influential, groundbreaking, and thoughtful leaders within the juvenile justice world. Through this collection of essays, these authors re-envision the juvenile justice system, discuss the possibilities of what it can become, and argue for the reform necessary to overhaul our current, broken system.

What does a new juvenile justice system look like? Contributing author Tim Decker writes about the Missouri Model. According to him, a new system is one that separates itself from the adult, punitive system, and takes an approach that is therapeutic, developmentally appropriate, and incorporates proven practice frameworks (i.e., using group treatment, giving families a voice, and engaging the community). Similarly, in her chapter, Sue Burrel argues that a new juvenile just

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