Children, Parents, and the Law Casebook GIVE-A-WAY!

The Juvenile Justice Blog has now been in operation for about a month!  We have almost 100 subscribers, nearly 4000 page visits, over 100 “LIKES” on the Facebook page, over 200 Twitter followers, and lots of good coverage by other blogs.  My sense is that the site has a regular audience and that it is filling a gap in terms of what we’re trying to do.

To show my appreciation to readers, I would like to give away — free with no shipping costs, etc. — FOUR COPIES of the new edition of the wonderful casebook that I co-edit with Professor Leslie Harris (Oregon), Children, Parents, and the Law: Public and Private Authority in the Home, Schools, and Juvenile Courts (Aspen 3d ed. 2012).  The book sells for $165, so it’s an excellent value.

What do you need to do if you’d like a free copy of the casebook?

Simply leave a comment here and explain a little bit about yourself, what you like about the Juvenile Justice Blog, and your suggestions for making the Blog better.  When you comment, please enter a working email address (which will not appear publicly).  I will continue to accept comments until midnight on July 31, 2012, after which I will assign a number to each comment (which will coincide with the sequence in which they appear, so if you are the fifth to comment, your number is 5).  Then I will use this handy random number generator to pick four (4) winners, whom I will email with notice of their good fortune; they will provide me with a shipping address, and the books will be in the mail soon thereafter.

Also — while my immediate family is excluded (sorry, girls!), other folks who know me personally, work with me, etc., are free to participate.  If you leave more than one comment, only a single number will be assigned to you, which will coincide with your first comment on this thread.

Enjoy and thanks again for your interest and support of the Juvenile Justice Blog.

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17 Responses to Children, Parents, and the Law Casebook GIVE-A-WAY!

  1. LaNita McWilliams says:

    Hello! I am a rising 3L at American University Washington College of Law and upon graduation I am interested in pursuing a career in juvenile Justice and Child Advocacy. My professor at WCL exposed me to this blog by sharing a juvenile justife job posting that she thought might be of some interest to the class. I love how the blog is constantly updated with not only discussion on current events in the juvenile justice community but alerts to recently published works by exceptional legal scholars in the field. Whenever the blog does get wind of more juvenile justice job opportunities keep those post coming! Overall this blog has served as a great source to stay connected! Thanks for keeping the community informed!

  2. LaNita McWilliams says:

    *Typos courtesy of iPhone* With that being said, I also like the user friendly interface that allows subscribers to view postings on their mobile phones. Upon further thought, one suggestion I would add (if it is feasible) is to group older postings into categories to make it easier for users to refer back or find something of particular interest.

  3. Cristina says:

    I am a juvenile public defender in Sonoma County, Northern California. We have an amazing group of attorneys that fight hard for kids everyday. I’m always looking to stay abreast of new studies, laws, and points of view. You do a great job of giving information to keep me motivated and not become stagnant. Hopefully I can do that for our attorneys.

  4. June Ewart says:

    I am a Mom, I have worked as a volunteer in our community to develop a community based coalition. I addressed my concerns in our city, district and county. Due to lack of funding we went after government grant, we where not awarded the grant. I later went back to the interested parties in hopes to implement the coalition with out the founding. In December of last year we agreed to move it forward. Our vision is: A community capable of sustaining all of its citizens by blending assets of local business, organizations, families and agencies to provide a circle of supportive options to special needs and at-risk families and their children. We have also started a library of resource books. I would love to be able to include your generous offer that would help others to gain needed knowledge and the support of our vision.

  5. June Ewart says:

    Also your blog has been very helpful to gain additional informative resources .

  6. First, I love this blog. As a young lawyer it is amazing to follow up-to-date, informative blogs, and on facebook to boot. If awarded this text book it will definitely be used. Prior to law school I found my passion in helping children as a high school teacher and camp counselor. After law school I worked for a private school/detention center that focused on reforming adjudicated and displaced youth. Now, I am a county prosecutor that does some work in the juvenile field. I will share this text with my colleagues and it will greatly benefit my practice. In fact, I have been searching online for other Juvenile Law primers but they are so expensive I have yet to purchase one. Thanks for the blog and keep up the good work! ~2nd Year Attorney in Arizona

  7. Hi, this is my second attempt at a post. I love your blog. It is essentially teaching me the issues in juvenile law. I have a lot of experience working with kids in a teaching capacity, a mentoring capacity and now a prosecutorial capacity. As an Arizonan, I feel that our kids are in desperate need of help, more so than other states I have lived in. To be sure, if awarded, I will definitely utilize this casebook. Thank you for your perspectives on kids and the law, it is affecting my outlook daily. ~An Arizona Prosecutor

  8. Nicholas Buzan says:

    Hi! This book would be a great addition to my personal practice library. Currently, I am a backup juvenile prosecutor and Mock Trial coach. If awarded I would share this with the main juvenile prosecutor. Thank you for your blog, your daily posts inform my perspective on kids and the law.

  9. I am a mom and not a lawyer or law student. As a result of my own experience with having kids in the juvenile justice system, I am now an advocate for reforming the system. Your blog is very good on all the issues, and is accessible to non-lawyers like me — though I’m something of a “policy wonk!” At this point, I don’t have a suggestion for improvement. Do keep up with your practice of linking to outside material — it helps when we want to dig deeper on a particular topic.

  10. tbirckhe says:

    Hi, LaNita,

    There is a general “search” widget as well as a “categories” search widget on the side of the blog page under “recent comments.” Is that what you had in mind? Thanks for your support of the blog!

  11. Erin says:

    Hi! I’m a first year attorney and looking to learn more about juvenile justice. I took a class on it while in law school and it was my favorite subject. As a new attorney, I’m always looking to expand my legal knowledge, especially on a topic I’m passionate about. Though a new reader to your blog, I have enjoyed the wide variety of topics covered in the entries. I wish I had suggestions but just wanted to say thanks so much for keeping the blog.

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  13. David Shapiro says:

    Incoming Gault fellow at the National Juvenile Defender Center. I visit the blog for updates on recent scholarship and news items related to juvenile justice. It’s great because you update it so frequently. In terms of suggestions, maybe more updates regarding articles posted to Lexis and Westlaw? But it’s perfect, as-is!

  14. Nina says:

    Hello! I am a paralegal in North Carolina who is planning to apply at UNC Law this fall. I’ve interned and volunteered at a few legally focused non-profits: an Innocence project, Family Justice Center, and now as a guardian ad litem for four siblings. I’ve found my work with juveniles to be fun, challenging, and rewarding, and would like to move forward in my role as an advocate. I found the blog while searching UNC’s website, and love the up-to-date articles (and the photography essay links posted on the Facebook page!). The writing is clear and accessible, which I appreciate as someone without a significant legal education. I’d love to see some sort of forum added to a blog where community members, social workers, attorneys, and students could communicate openly about juvenile justice issues.

    Keep up the great work!

  15. Debbie Willett says:

    The Juvenile Justice Blog is an excellent resource for parents of youth in the juvenile justice system. It is also great for family, youth and justice justice advocates. Many advocates like myself do what we do because we either had a child if our own in the system or a close family member or friend had a child in the system. When my son was in the system there wax no supports for families. This blog is a huge step in the right direction.

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  17. LaNita says:

    Oh wow! I overlooked that handy tool. This is great! Thanks!