What’s On Your Bookshelf?

Looking for some good reading to expand your knowledge and youth-development practice? Youth Today speaks with leading experts in the field to share what’s on top of their reading lists. Consider this the synopsis for a master class or recommended reading by a trusted colleague. For this issue, we spoke with Tara Perry, CEO of the National CASA Association. - Hope Wabuke



Ira S. Hirschfield, longtime president and trustee of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund in San Francisco, has announced his planned departure from the foundation.

Tamar Birckhead

Youth Workers Need to Be Alert to Juveniles Placed in Solitary

Sometimes it takes a tragic and heartrending story of a single human being to move broad public policy. In the instance of the solitary confinement of youth, the catalyst was the case of Kalief Browder. An African-American 16-yearold, Browder was wrongly charged with theft of a backpack in May 2010 and held for three years at Rikers Island after a judge set his bail at $3,000, an amount the teenager’s family could not post.