Posts Tagged ‘criminal justice system’
Kratky: “They know when they walk in the door that someone will be with them for 18 months.” Lee Chastain

In the Right Direction

Next Step program has a track record for helping ex-cons find and keep jobs.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Melvin Qualls’ story is unfortunately an all-too-common one. His mother overdosed on drugs when he was five, and his dad was a drug addict as well. His grandmother took care of him until her death when he was a teenager, then...


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Turning Off the Spigot

Texas has changed its tune on turning kids into criminals, but Fort Worth may be lagging behind.
ERIC GRIFFEY
In 1995, during his State of the State address, then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush told the 74th Legislature, “We must adopt one policy for those who terrorize teachers or disrupt classrooms — zero tolerance.” He was respondi...