Juvenile Justice Week in Review: Giving Teens a Shot at Redemption

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THIS WEEK IN JUVENILE JUSTICE:  Justice Scholars Gives Teens a Shot at Redemption 

JUSTICE SCHOLARS ENABLES AT-RISK TEENS TO GET BACK ON TRACK 

Justice Scholars enrolls about 40 students each year. While still in its early stages, 55 participants have graduated so far

Justice Scholars enrolls about 40 students each year. While still in its early stages, 55 participants have graduated so far

For Shond’Ue, becoming a Justice Scholar would not only be a shot at redemption and his last chance to graduate from high school, but a place where he would finally get counseled through a mentally disturbed past...

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Reporter’s Notebook: Allegations Still Plague Religious Homes for Troubled Teens
Over the past two decades, dozens of unlicensed residential facilities for teens struggling with drug problems and various behavioral issues have been accused of physical and sexual abuse. Reporter Maurice Chammah reflects.

OP-ED: U.S. Policies Are at the Heart of Why ‘Unaccompanied Minors’ Are Crossing the Border
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OP-ED: Uncharted Territory
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Just Facts: Quantifying the Incarceration Conversation
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‘Jane’ Didn’t Get the Help She Needed
When the Juvenile Justice System Isn’t the Answer.

This Is Your Stressed-Out Brain On Scarcity
It doesn't matter what kind of scarcity you're dealing with. When humans don't have enough of something, that fact dominates our consciousness:


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