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The Child Welfare System [electronic resource]: In the Child's Best Interest

Winner of the national Edward R. Murrow Award and several Emmy Awards, this documentary contains extraordinary footage of actual juvenile court proceedings involving sexual abuse - including interviews with the kids and families affected, as well as with the juvenile judges and service professionals charged with helping at-risk kids and families.
Online
2000
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Devon, Kenneth, and Kentrell: Part 1 [electronic resource]

Filmed inside Indiana's Lake County Juvenile Justice Complex, this documentary is one in a series of programs exploring where juvenile crime begins, how it evolves, and what's at stake for kids, families, and professionals in the system. Featured in this episode (the first of two parts) are the stories of Kenneth Gant and his brother, Kentrell - two brothers from Gary, Indiana; and Devon, a young man on the verge of aging out of the juvenile system.
Online
2009
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Devon, Kenneth, and Kentrell: Part 2 [electronic resource]

Filmed inside Indiana's Lake County Juvenile Justice Complex, this documentary is one in a series of programs exploring where juvenile crime begins, how it evolves, and what's at stake for kids, families, and professionals in the system. Featured in this episode (the second of two parts) are the stories of Kenneth Gant and his brother, Kentrell - two brothers from Gary, Indiana; and Devon, a young man on the verge of aging out of the juvenile system.
Online
2009
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Juvenile Process Overview [electronic resource]: Through the System

Caught breaking into cars at a local train station, two teenaged brothers are sent to Lake County Juvenile Complex in Crown Point, Indiana. Both believe they'll be out within a couple of days. But since they are previous offenders with multiple violations, they now face the very real possibility of long-term detention, with their ultimate fate hinging on a series of hearings and evaluations that neither expected to go through. Following the brothers from the night of their intake to their eventual placement in separate residential facilities, this video illustrates with unflinching clarity and detail the procedural challenges that many juvenile defendants face when they are incarcerated. The legal, sociological, and psychological aspects of the case are further examined through one-o [...]
Online
2011
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Children in Crisis [electronic resource]: The Chelsea Felton Story

Since she was a toddler, Chelsea Felton displayed severe behavioral problems that left her mother, Linda, unable to care for her. Dramatic mood swings, violent outbursts, and false calls to emergency 911 operators claiming her mother is dead all led Linda to finally give her child away to the custody of the state. This program covers Chelsea's story from its beginning when her mother makes the wrenching decision to turn her daughter over to the state for care and rehabilitation, her placement at a residential treatment facility, and the follow-up seven years later. Included are interviews with Chelsea and her mother, the family's social worker, placement facility staff, and others.
Online
2003
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Addressing Sexual Misconduct in the Juvenile Corrections Environment [electronic resource]

This program combines exclusive on-the-job footage of corrections staff as they address the challenges of sexual victimization on a day-to-day basis. The addition of unprecedented interviews with incarcerated youth and candid conversations with subject-matter experts makes this video a truly unique training tool. Contains explicit language.
Online
2010
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Carlton and Paradize [electronic resource]

Filmed inside Indiana's Lake County Juvenile Justice Complex, this documentary is one in a series of programs exploring where juvenile crime begins, how it evolves, and what's at stake for kids, families, and professionals in the system. Featured in this episode are the stories of Carlton who, after three consecutive charges, is bound for juvenile prison; and Paradize, a teenage girl who finds some solace in the safety of detention.
Online
2009
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Principals of de-Escalation [electronic resource]: Shauntee

Observe prison staff as they work to de-escalate a situation that involves a youth who has lost control. Demonstrated are practices that involve low-contact or no-contact mediation, counseling, personal connection, and empathy. This program is geared toward discussions that foster de-escalation techniques that can be used instead of physical force.
Online
2008
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Rodrick [electronic resource]

Renouncing his gang, removing his gang tattoos, and seemingly turning his life around, Rodrick Brown has the support of his family, friends, probation officer, and counselor as he starts life anew. When a routine night out with friends turns into a visit by police, Rodrick finds himself back inside the Lake County Juvenile Justice Complex, where his years of hard work might all go down the drain. This program focuses on Rodrick's two court hearings, as various courtroom players weigh in to determine what's best for this young man struggling to keep his feet on level ground.
Online
2009
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Morris [electronic resource]

Morris lands in juvie on a bench warrant for failing to appear at a previous court hearing. According to Morris, he suspected he was about to get shipped to a placement facility in Arizona so he took off from home. During his time in Indiana's Lake County Juvenile Justice Complex, Morris opens up about his issues and seems willing to get his life straightened out. But will this ultimately convince the judge not to send him away?
Online
2009
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Kenneth [electronic resource]

Kenneth winds up in juvenile detention on charges of vandalism, theft, trespass, and criminal mischief after a concerned citizen snaps photos of him, his brother, and another kid breaking into cars at the local train station. Without a stable home life to send the boys back to, the judge has no easy answers for this case. Will she allow them to go home, or will their long juvenile rap sheet seal their fate?
Online
2009
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Kymyada [electronic resource]

Kymyada, a teen mother, is arrested on runaway charges after her mother and godmother can't locate her. Kymyada says the situation is nothing more than a misunderstanding after a night of going out with friends, but her mom thinks Kymyada needs more structure. How will the judge handle this case of mother-daughter turmoil, especially when whatever she decides will also have to be in the best interest of Kymyada's infant child.
Online
2009
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Family Placement and Follow-Up Hearing [electronic resource]

As the Pitcock case progresses, the court places the boys with their paternal great-grandparents. This program examines some of the issues faced by social service providers regarding child placement, leading up to the Pitcocks' return to court for assessment of their progress by court-prescribed services.
Online
2000
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Counseling and Epilogue [electronic resource]

As the Pitcock saga concludes, the court orders counseling for each individual and for the family as a whole. In this final program, we see the Pitcocks in their family counseling session, which is the first time the Pitcocks have met since the mother's daughter from a first marriage alleged physical abuse by the stepfather. Then we jump ahead several months to the boys' homecoming - and further ahead still to see some of the long-term effects felt by the Pitcock family.
Online
2000
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Counseling and Psychology [electronic resource]: General Perspectives

This program offers a general overview of the psychological impact faced by at-risk kids and families, as well as the counselors and therapists concerned with their betterment - based on interviews with Dr. Richard Lawlor, child psychiatrist at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, and Dr. Mina Dulcan, child psychiatrist at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Online
2006
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Counseling and Psychology [electronic resource]: Gang Counseling in Juvenile Prison

Superintendent Mike Dempsey implemented a novel approach to dealing with the systemic problems represented by gang involvement. His program GROW - Gang Realities in Our World - brings together kids with gang ties to live with one another, speak to one another, and face the fact that far less separates them than holds them in common. This film highlights that program and covers one of its counseling sessions.
Online
2009
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Miguel and Ricardo: (Part 1) [electronic resource]

Filmed inside Indiana's Lake County Juvenile Justice Complex, this documentary is one in a series of programs exploring where juvenile crime begins, how it evolves, and what's at stake for kids, families, and professionals in the system. Featured in this episode (the first of two parts) are the stories of Ricardo Pizano, a troubled teen with few options aside from life on the streets; Michael Shane, a young man facing a robbery charge; and Miguel Colon, a bright 17-year-old who impresses Lake County's staff with his intellect, but frustrates them for his repeat appearances in detention.
Online
2009
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Miguel and Ricardo: (Part 2) [electronic resource]

Filmed inside Indiana's Lake County Juvenile Justice Complex, this documentary is one in a series of programs exploring where juvenile crime begins, how it evolves, and what's at stake for kids, families, and professionals in the system. Featured in this episode (the second of two parts) are the stories of Ricardo Pizano, a troubled teen with few options aside from life on the streets; Michael Shane, a young man facing a robbery charge; and Miguel Colon, a bright 17-year-old who impresses Lake County's staff with his intellect, but frustrates them for his repeat appearances in detention.
Online
2009
19.

Kymyada and Kevin: (Part 1) [electronic resource]

Filmed inside Indiana's Lake County Juvenile Justice Complex, this documentary is one in a series of programs exploring where juvenile crime begins, how it evolves, and what's at stake for kids, families, and professionals in the system. Featured in this episode (the first of two parts) are the stories of 16-year-old Kevin Wells, who at the tail end of a 100-day stay at Lake County reaches his breaking point; and teen mother Kymyada, who has a penchant for running away and flouting her own mother's authority.
Online
2009
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Kymyada and Kevin: (Part 2) [electronic resource]

Filmed inside Indiana's Lake County Juvenile Justice Complex, this documentary is one in a series of programs exploring where juvenile crime begins, how it evolves, and what's at stake for kids, families, and professionals in the system. Featured in this episode (the second of two parts) are the stories of 16-year-old Kevin Wells, who at the tail end of a 100-day stay at Lake County reaches his breaking point; and teen mother Kymyada, who has a penchant for running away and flouting her own mother's authority.
Online
2009