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Youth & the U.S. Justice System by Community Justice Network for Youth (CJNY) at W. Haywood Burns Institute

This 120-page popular education-based history curriculum traces developments in the juvenile justice system from the 1500’s to the policies and practices of today. The curriculum utilizes images and accessible language to convey complex developments in the changes in the treatment of youth, and the impact of class, gender, race and ethnicity on the incarceration of youth in this country.

African American History: Slavery
African American History: Jim Crow
African American History: Civil Rights Movement
African American History: Black Power
Native American History
Asian American History
Latino/a History
Anti-Oppression/Critical Consciousness: Race/Racism
Organizing Skills
Social Justice: General
Social Justice: Criminal Justice
Social Justice: Poverty & Economic Issues
Social Justice: Education
Organizations that offer social justice/educational trainings

middle, high
lesson plan, teacher training materials, primary resource
Juvenile Justice, U.S. History

submitted by cjny