21st Century Social Justice

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List of Papers (Total 34)

High Intimate Partner Violence Rates Among Latinas in Bushwick: A Literature Review

Although intimate violence partner rates have declined over the past decade, this health and social problem remains serious and significant. Latinas are especially impacted, as they face greater negative outcomes from intimate partner violence experiences. Research increasingly highlights the need to incorporate the unique narratives of racial and ethnic populations into education ...

Restorative Justice: A Look at Victim Offender Mediation Programs

This report conceptualizes the effectiveness and benefits of utilizing the restorative justice model of Victim Offender Mediation (VOM) within the criminal and juvenile justice systems to serve the rights of victims, offenders, and society more justly. Victim Offender Mediation is discussed as a possible alternative justice model which reframes the victim-offender relationship to ...

Book Review: Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few

In his most recent book, Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few, economist and former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich enters the debate on our failing American economy by disrupting the prevailing view that the free market is natural. Contesting the very notion of deregulation, Reich describes how governments create markets. In this book review, I emphasize how Reich’s book ...

The Social Worker’s Role in Ensuring Quality Counsel for Defendants with Mental Illness

The current literature surrounding the intersection of criminal justice and mental health is addressed. First, the history of overrepresentation of individuals with a mental health disorder in the criminal justice system is discussed, followed by a discussion of the current gaps in the literature. These gaps need to be addressed to inform better practices among public defenders and ...

Seeking Social Justice in the Literature: Guidelines for Critical Review

Issues of social justice are not always apparent in publications. This article will examine the roles that recruitment, compensation, and funding play in selection of research topics and their effect on vulnerable populations. Power differentials between researchers, clinicians, and clients will be examined with a focus on participatory action research.

Teen Pregnancy Among Latinas: A Literature Review

The overall decline of teen birth rates in the U.S. is problematized by persistent racial disparities in these rates. Latina teens are especially affected, as they have the highest teen birth rate of any racial or ethnic group. High teen birth rates among Latinas even persist in locales where the overall teen birth rate is below the national average, such as Suffolk County, NY. ...

Reintegration from Sex Trafficking: Chinese Women in Flushing, NY

This article attempts to provide a comprehensive analysis of the needs for reintegration from sex trafficking and the gap of current social services provided to foreign national victims in the United States by focusing on Chinese female victims in Flushing NY. Through the research, the author understands the safe long-term housing ranks first among all the victims

Seeking Social Justice in the Literature: Guidelines for Critical Review

Issues of social justice are not always apparent in publications. This article will examine the roles that recruitment, compensation, and funding play in selection of research topics and their effect on vulnerable populations. Power differentials between researchers, clinicians, and clients will be examined with a focus on participatory action research.

Expanding Community Identity: Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Government Practices to Engage Local-born and Foreign-born Residents in Building A Stronger Community

Neighborhood building is essential to a diverse and strong New York. We are currently in a progressive political climate where legislation is being crafted so that the laws of New York reflect its residents. This includes foreign-born residents, who have successfully advocated for, and been a part of, this changing legislation. There is work to be done now by local-born residents ...

EQuALITY: Empowering Queer, Allied, and Trans* Youth

LGBTQQ identified youth are often targets in school settings for harassment, maltreatment, and bullying. This negative treatment often leads to decreased academic performance and limited potential for successful long-term outcomes. Through school and community-wide programming, EQuALITY seeks to increase acceptance of LGBTQQ identified students, foster self-empowerment, and support ...

Human Rights and Prison Rape

Prison Rape is a common occurrence in America’s penal institutions. Sexual assault occurs most frequently on juveniles, the LGBT community, and people who are weak in stature. To combat this problem, The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), passed in 2003 with bipartisan support and the backing of special interest groups, was envisioned as a human rights milestone. Prison rape is ...

Expanding Community Identity: Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Government Practices to Engage Local-born and Foreign-born Residents in Building A Stronger Community

Neighborhood building is essential to a diverse and strong New York. We are currently in a progressive political climate where legislation is being crafted so that the laws of New York reflect its residents. This includes foreign-born residents, who have successfully advocated for, and been a part of, this changing legislation. There is work to be done now by local-born residents ...