Summer course explores issues facing juvenile justice system

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will offer Rethinking Youth Justice, a new one-credit-hour undergraduate class, this summer. It is open to students across majors and does not have prerequisites. 

The class will discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the juvenile justice system, especially during the pandemic, such as racial/ethnic disproportionality, substance abuse, mental disorders and the school-to-prison pipeline.

Through group discussions, case studies, videos and mini-lectures, students will develop an insight into the role of social work in juvenile delinquency prevention and treatment. This course also will bring an international perspective, with an overview of social work practices in different countries. The remote four-week course meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. during the second summer session, July 6–Aug. 2. Register for the class in SIS.