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Chicago’s Twin Maladies: Youth Violence and Unemployment

Many have come to view the rampant violence in low-income neighborhoods as a consequence of the city’s failure to invest in those who live there. There aren’t enough jobs, and the young people vying for them are unprepared because of gaps in schooling and upbringing. One advocate says violence and youth joblessness are “tragically intertwined.”

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Dealing With ‘Other People’s Children’

Ashley Nellis, author of “A Return to Justice: Rethinking Our Approach to Juveniles in the System,” speaks with TCR Contributing Editor David J. Krajicek about the “fear-driven” policies that extended America’s lock-’em-up fervor to include vast numbers of juveniles who were disproportionately black.