Missouri Reduces Prison Returns by Treating Juveniles With Lighter Hand

Missouri Reduces Prison Returns by Treating Juveniles With Lighter Hand

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prisonbars.jpgMissouri has one of the lowest recidivism rates in the country, thanks in part to its juvenile justice system, which emphasizes rehabilitation in small groups, constant therapeutic interventions and minimal force. When someone becomes unruly, the other youths are trained to talk him down.

Missouri and other states are using these new approaches to try to stem the flow of adults behind bars
, and it is working…

(Read the very encouraging report in the NY Times)

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