Rethinking Juvenile Justice 

Two local programs offer alternatives to the failing system. One of them transforms teenage offenders into attorneys. The other wants to change our notion of justice.

On a Wednesday evening inside a courtroom in Oakland's Wiley Manuel Courthouse, the defendant squirms as if he isn't sure what to say. But then again, he's trying to explain why he bit the victim. "I stepped in to clarify," he says…

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