Gail Garringer, the first Child Advocate charged with protecting all the children in our state with a staff of herself, two employees and two interns - has released her first report. The Report That's right, folks, children are so … [Read more...]
Shutting down the school to prison pipeline – what can we do?
Here is the bibliography:http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2008/05/28/problem_students_in_pipeline_to_prison/ School to prison pipeline: http://www.naacpldf.org/conten... NAACP Legal Defense … [Read more...]
Nothing has changed; mentally ill minority teens likely to be locked up rather than treated.
I know some of these kids. Most do not know who their fathers are - but that is hardly their fault or their problem, is it? When I meet with them, whether as a guardian ad litem or as their court appointed attorney, they are grateful … [Read more...]
United States of America is the #1 Prison State reports the Boston Globe
No wonder Massachusetts spends more on incarceration then education. Each adolescent committed to the Department of Youth Services costs $23,000 a year - the tuition and fees at a community college are about $3000 a year. Each young … [Read more...]