Juvenile Justice: Too Young for Life in Prison?

 Too Young for Life in Prison?

Too Young for Life in Prison?

This is most likely the best description I have ever seen of Juvenal Justice in the US: “…”The juvenile justice system has been ‘reinvented’ in the image of the adult criminal justice system,” Robert Schwartz, co-founder of the Juvenile Law Center, and Thomas Grisso, a clinical psychologist at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, wrote in an executive summary for their book, “Youth on Trial.” “In the words of one ‘get-tough’ advocate, juvenile offenders ‘are criminals who happen to be young, not children who happen to be criminal.”…..”

In 15 years as a volunteer teaching in prisons and a lot being working with youthful offenders, there is a story behind each one and in all honesty, don’t know that I could have done better in every case.

Follow the link to read more: Juvenile Justice: Too Young for Life in Prison?

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