L.A. County Literacy Initiative Reaches Juvenile Offenders

Los Angeles Times

July 29, 2013


The test run of Freedom Schools at two juvenile probation camps in La Verne and Malibu marks California's first effort to bring it to incarcerated youth — many of whom are struggling with poor educational skills, gang ties, dysfunctional families and substance abuse. The results startled officials: Suspensions from classes and other disciplinary actions plunged by 93% at Camp Afflerbaugh during the five-week program, which concluded last week.
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