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The First Three Years Are Golden and Essential Years for Avoiding Jail

April 24, 2015 5:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The relationship between minority status and being imprisoned is clear. So is the link between not being able to read and going to jail. Sixty percent of our prisoners — from all groups — either read poorly or cannot read at all. More than 85 percent of the children in the juvenile justice system in this country either read poorly or cannot read at all....


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We Must Create Trust in Every Setting

April 24, 2015 5:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

“People have been protesting police violence and law enforcement disparities in more than a dozen American cities. Significant numbers of people in a number of cities have a very low level of trust for the local police departments and people have been expressing their unhappiness with a number of demonstration, protests, and various public displays of non affection. Why is trust for the police so low...