How to Fix the Juvenile Justice System

The Atlantic Cities

June 20, 2012


The plight of young men in [New York City] is exacerbated by a juvenile justice system that simply does not work. Seventy percent of youths who are incarcerated in upstate New York facilities, where the majority of the city's juvenile offenders are sent, are rearrested within 24 months of release and thus face abysmal chances of rehabilitation. Engaging the local community is vital to the rehabilitation process.
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