CJJ Book Clubs

New! Join us for CJJ Book Clubs

Join CJJ members as we explore various topics in youth justice as part of our new youth justice book clubs. 

Upcoming Books: 


The Houses That Raise Our Girls by Sherri Jefferson

Monday, August 2nd, 2021 3pm-4pm ET

Join us on August 2nd for a conversation with author Sherri Jefferson about her book, which is a smart and practical examination of the 6Ps (parents, pastors, principals, police, prosecutors and prison) that house girls in America.

To purchase the book click here.

To reigster to join click here

Delinquent: How the American Juvenile Justice System is Failing Black Children by Daphne Robinson

Thursday, December 2, 2021 4pm-5pm ET 

Join us on December 2nd for a conversation with Daphne Robinson about her book, which focuses on the racial and thnic issues surrounding the youth justice system and what we as professional can do today to reduce the number of Black youths arrested tomorrow.

To purchase the book click here.

To reigster to join click here

CJJ is looking to continue the book club program each quarter throughout 2021 and additional books are being considered. To recommend a book please email LaToria Sheppard at sheppard@juvjustice.org.

Previous book club picks have included Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison, So You Want to Talk About Race, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, and The New Jim Crow.