The school football team and was accepted into the theater, there are others facing a very different reality. And many children are spending their days behind bars. Unfortunately, 75 percent of children who for some reason or another have come to a juvenile detention center, will return to prison in another point in their lives.
Susan Madden Lankford journalist spent more than a year visiting the youth detention center in San Diego. What he discovered there was the need that children have a life mentor, someone to help them develop the necessary tools to grow into strong adults and confident.
The author of ‘Born, Not Raised: Voices From Juvenile Hall’, shares four keys to prevent kids are jailed and have to spend valuable years behind bars.
Most of the 2.3 million Americans in prison today have children within the juvenile justice system (500,000) or in foster care (550,000). Most of these children need to be out there. There are four essential things we can do to reduce or eliminate risky behavior that makes the children end up in juvenile detention or under the care of parents with payment. Often these children have been abused and / or neglect, and denied education or was careless with them on this issue. Often, parents of these children were treated badly because of ignorance, anger caused by immaturity, his inability to love and / or lack of safe limits.
Angry and unhappy young people engage in destructive behavior incomprehensible levels, and often end up integrated into gangs and teen pregnancy experience, things that only aggravate their problems.
In theory, the incarceration of young people intended to provide rehabilitation, not punishment. But as the United States chooses to lock these guys instinctively problem and forget about them, and because most jurisdictions lack of appropriate programs, there is an impressive 75 percent rate of recidivism within two years, by these guys .
The non-violent kids would be better learning a trade and developing a positive work ethic, doing community work, helping others, or caring for animals, and then developing reading and math skills that later make them earning diplomas in its schools.
Based on interviews with Child psychiatristsneurobiologists, judges, probation officers and other professionals-as well as discussing my daughter and I made more than 120 boys jailed – our research yielded valuable tips on how you can end or prevent the imprisonment of young people and prevent more children have to grow in the system of ‘foster care’ or foster care.