Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Trying Children as Adults

http://jjie.org/editorial-by-john-lash-on-trying-children-as-adults/25595

(Excerpt-please read full article)

Some argue that juveniles are less responsible for their actions, that they are in essence miniature adults who deserve what they get. They would have us believe that juveniles are in fact beyond redemption, and that they can predict which children will not change......


"Children" DO deserve a "chance", many are in prison, just by wrong associations, they are so easily influenced by others, their brains are immature, they are still growing in body and mind/brains. Far too many have lost hope, abandoned by society, officials and families. We, as advocates must/need to continue to be their voices.

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