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The San Francisco Industrial School and the Origins of Juvenile Justice in California

The San Francisco Industrial School and the Origins of Juvenile Justice in California: A Glance at the Great Reformation by Daniel Macallair 

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The establishment of the San Francisco Industrial School was a pivotal event in the development of California’s juvenile justice system. Although the “harsh and brutal realities of institutional life” led to the development of alternative sanctions, such as probation and foster care, these innovations “quickly degenerated into corrupt and brutal warehouses for unwanted children.” In The San Francisco Industrial School and the Origins of Juvenile Justice in California: A Glance at the Great Reformation, Daniel Macallair, Executive Director of the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, examines the Industrial School’s controversial 33-year history and how it contributed to the development of California juvenile laws, policies, and practices.

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