When I was younger, there was no problem that a hot meal and a long chat with my parents couldn’t solve. Problem is, now I can’t seem to get their attention.
In less than a month, Soraya Shockley will leave for college. The new phase of her life holds promise, and some dread.
Staffing shortages are contributing to more fighting among inmates and use of force by guards inside one juvenile hall, where budgets and overtime are on the rise.
Back in 2000, Wayne County made some major changes to its juvenile probation system, making the program more therapeutic. Before reforms in Wayne County, the recidivism rate for juveniles was about six in ten kids. Now the recidivism rate is low — holding steady at around 16 percent.
In recent years, Alameda country’s incarcerated juvenile population dropped by half. Now, instead of using detention centers that remove kids from their homes, judges are ordering young offenders into the probation system. But the system presents hidden challenges.