This report examines the youth perspective on violence, life circumstance, and the response of the justice system to a supposed growth of violence among troubled youth, based on studies in Dallas; Washington, D.C.; and San Mateo, California.
System reform requires the involvement of youth, families and communities
Findings & Stats
Three times as many people — 76% of adults surveyed — say that they get their information about crime from the media rather than personal experience.
Statements & Quotations
These youth are not superpredators, they are not lost causes, but rather have made mistakes. But making mistakes is an integral part of growing up.
Stakeholders believe that once the community members understand the issues faced by these youth, and come into contact with them, they will be supportive of policies that promote rehabilitation and enhanced services.
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