Juvenile Justice

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Is putting young offenders in jail always the best answer? New York State Office of Children & Family Services Commissioner Gladys Carrion talks about her attempts to reform the juvenile justice system to rely less on incarceration. Plus, bartering in a bad economy.

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Juvenile Justice

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