Restructuring Juvenile Justice

Jacque Van Wormer, assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University, compares the effectiveness of community truancy boards with the ineffectiveness of sending children to detention.

Detention, Van Wormer argues, has an adverse effect on youth. Watch as she endorses earlier intervention and shares what she believes society can learn from kids within the juvenile justice system.



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