Positive Youth Justice


REIMAGINing juvenile justice …

The Chronicle of Social Change produced “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets” in 2015. It is a series that imagines an entire continuum of juvenile justice services built on the positive youth development framework.

We accomplished the “creation” of that continuum by profiling successful programs and organizations involved in different juvenile justice systems. Below are links to all of the pieces related to the series.

This project was supported by the Sierra Health Foundation. Photography provided by Max Whittaker, Prime Collective.

Intro: Curbing Crime, Building Assets 

Part One: Rosie’s Place, Olympia, Wash.  

Part Two: Community Works, Oakland, Calif. 

Part Three: Tarrant County Advocate Program, Ft. Worth, Texas 

Part Four: William F. James Ranch, Santa Clara, Calif. 

Part Five: Waterside Workshops, Berkeley, Calif. 

Part Six: The Business of Positive Youth Justice 

Part Seven: Measuring Success 

Close: Toward a Positive Youth Justice System

Opinion: Uniform Definition of Positive Youth Development Is Long Overdue

Opinion: Juvenile Justice Solutions Should Always Start with Positive Youth Development