General Restorative and Transformative Justice Publications

  • Toward Transformative Justice: A Liberatory Approach to Child Sexual Abuse and other Forms of Intimate and Community Violence by Generation FIVE (June 2007). This report is available from Generation Five. Contact them directly to access it.
  • Teachers Talk: School Culture, Safety and Human Rights (Fall 2008) by National Economic & Social Rights Initiative.

Juvenile Justice Publications

  • Education on Lockdown: The Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track by Advancement Project (March 2005)
    On March 24, 2005, Advancement Project released Education on Lockdown: The Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track, a follow-up report to Derailed: The Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track. The collaborative report further investigates the nationwide trend towards using zero tolerance policies in schools as a "take no prisoners" approach to dealing with the most trivial acts of student misconduct. The report also examines how students of color are disproportionately affected by these policies. Three school systems, Chicago Public Schools, Denver Public Schools, and Palm Beach County Public Schools, are profiled as an example of how the national trends are being enacted at local levels
  • In School, the Right School, Finish School: A Guide to Improving Educational Opportunities for Court-Involved Youth (National Children's Law Network, August 2007)
  • Parent-to-Parent Guide: Restorative Justice in Chicago Public Schools (POWER-PAC, a Community Organizing and Family Issues project, Spring 2010).
  • Status of Girls in Illinois by Mariame Kaba, Melissa Spatz, and Michelle VanAtta
    This is a comprehensive report about how girls are faring in Illinois and includes a section called "Violence, Criminalization and Safety" which provides girl-specific incarceration and juvenile justice data for girls in Illinois.

Curriculum Resources

  • Shanice Through the System: A multiple choice interactive training that allows participants to experience the complexities of the varying "doors of detention" from arrest to incarceration. Participants gain understanding of juvenile justice systems, the ways that youth are processed and the terminology specific to juvenile justice systems. Available to purchase through the Burns Institute.
  • Youth & the U.S. Justice System: A 120-page popular education history curriculum that traces developments in the juvenile justice system from the 1500's to the policies and practices of today. Utilizes images and accessible language. Available to purchase through the Burns Institute.
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Mariame Kaba