Dialogue on Youth and Justice

Dialogue on Youth and Justice

Dialogue on the Separation of Powers

The Dialogue on Youth and Justice takes up these questions and more in a three-part discussion format. Download the section that interests you most, or download the complete Dialogue.

  • Part I looks at the history of the juvenile justice system.
  • Part II  asks whether juveniles should ever be treated as adults.
  • Part III considers young people's rights under the Constitution.

Be sure to review the overview of the Dialogue, which contains important information on how to use the Dialogue materials. Also, if you plan to do a Dialogue in a high school classroom, look at our advice on doing a Dialogue at a schooland ground rules for participating in a Dialogue on Youth and Justice .

Interested in getting print copies of the Dialogue on Youth and Justice? You can purchase a print copy for $1.00 (save with bulk rates) by calling 1-800-285-2221 and requesting PC# 2350232 or visit the ABA Web Store.

The Dialogue on Youth and Justice is the fifth installment in the ABA Dialogue Program. Visit the ABA Dialogue Program page for more information on other Dialogues, including the Dialogue on the Separation of Powers, the Dialogue on the American Jury, the Dialogue on Brown v. Board of Education, and the Dialogue on Freedom.

Dialogue on Youth & Justice: "You can watch a sample Dialogue featuring students from Washington, DC's Duke Ellington School for the Arts."

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