Katherine Irwin

Katherine Irwin is a professor of sociology at the University of Hawaii Manoa. Her research areas include youth violence prevention and girls in the juvenile justice system. She also supports counseling-based services -- as an alternative to punishments -- for high school students.
Combatting Cultures Of Youth Violence Noelle Fujii/Civil Beat

Combatting Cultures Of Youth Violence

In Hawaii, scores of youth advocates, adult mentors and community leaders work tirelessly to steer kids away from violence.