Tuesday, July 12, 2011
California’s ‘Second Chance’ Bill Offers Hope for LWOP Sentenced Youth
(Excerpt) PLEASE read full article, so important/imperative for our nation's children, get educated and involved in these juvenile issues, for the sake and protection of your own child/dren. Many children NEVER HAD A CHANCE, since their births!
“The neuroscience is clear – brain maturation continues well through adolescence and thus impulse control, planning, and critical thinking skills are not yet fully developed,” state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco), a child psychologist and author of the bill, said through his office. “SB 9 reflects that science and provides the opportunity for compassion and rehabilitation that we should exercise with minors. SB 9 is not a get-out-of-jail-free card; it is an incredibly modest proposal that respects victims, international law, and the fact that children have a greater capacity for rehabilitation than adults.”