Published On: Mon, Oct 12th, 2015

Juvenile court judge: System isn’t working, teens need more support

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juvenileSAVANNAH, GA – Close to 1,000 Savannah teens were referred to juvenile court in 2014 and those who monitor and institutionalize them say it’s time for a change. “Traditionally the issues of public safety were turned over by the community to the police to the court systems, and it’s not working,” says juvenile court justice Le Roy Burke. Experts who study the affects of and statistics involving incarcerations shared with community members and leaders that families need to stop kicking the can down the road when it comes to their children.

Source: Juvenile Court Judge; System Isn’t Working, Teens Need More Community Support | WSAV-TV

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