Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Conversation with a Former Ward of the CA DJJ…

http://www.juvenile-in-justice.com/a-conversation-with-a-former-ward-of-the-ca-djj

Excerpt......please read full article, get educated and involved in juvenile justice issues, for the sake and protection of our nation's children.

Anthony takes a break from his construction job to talk to me. He is 25, white, with an anomalous background, a graduate of UC Berkeley and the California Department of Juvenile Justice (formerly the California Youth Authority system). From Berkeley he received a degree in Anthropology with a minor in global poverty alleviation. From the DJJ he accrued a set of distressing experiences and a first-person understanding of how California treats youthful offenders..........

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