Law & Disorder

The Violence of ‘Family Court’; Plus, Resistance in Residence Artist Shaka Jamal

When juvenile courts were first created more than 100 years ago, they were imagined as a therapeutic space where specially-trained public servants and a friendly, caring judge would help children and families. Our guest today illustrates how that vision never came to pass, and how the procedures and policies of family court are based in a heritage of racism and a disdain for poverty. We are joined by Jane Spinak, whose latest book is titled, The End of Family Court.

Our Resistance in Residence Artist this week is culturally innovative artist and filmmaker Shaka Jamal.

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