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Newark Youth Court brings introspection, not incarceration

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In this NewsHour lesson plan, students will learn about efforts underway to fix problems with the nation’s criminal justice system, including taking a closer look at what to do about teenagers who commit minor crimes. Continue reading

National Poetry Day: How this program brings happiness to troubled teens

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Learn how a unique program in Seattle teaches teens who are in jail, on the streets, or in other ways leading difficult lives to write poetry as a way to triumph over their experiences. Continue reading

‘Girls Court’ provides alternatives to prison for delinquent girls

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A court experiment in Florida attempts to help delinquent girls by promoting rehabilitation rather than incarceration. Continue reading

Politicians rethink criminal justice

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President Barack Obama and Republicans are having a rare moment of agreement over the need to change the U.S. criminal justice system. Continue reading

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