Judge Steven Teske On the Two Faces of Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

June 27, 2011


During my 12 years on the bench, a few of my law enforcement friends have asked me why I take — in their perspective — a “soft” approach with kids coming before me. Judge, you don’t see them on the streets when we deal with them,” they say. “You see them in court with a smile and looking good.” The question of my apparent naive approach to kids is valid — from their perspective of course.
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