WBGO: NJ Advocates Urge Alternative To Youth Imprisonment

WBGO reports:

Retha Onitiri with the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice says about 75 percent of adolescents released from a youth prison are arrested again within three years.

“If you shift the funds to community-based programs , we believe the children will be close to home, they will be receiving the services that they need, and that will reduce the level of recidivism.” 

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