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May 10, 2006

Must-read Report About Juvenile Detention

I could have turned this brief into a much longer piece just relying on the excellent research of the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, but the report itself is gripping reading, and it can't be done justice (no pun intended) in any kind of article. Others have tried at greater length than I did, but like me they really only scratch the surface.

Don't miss this report. I believe our site is the only place it can be found on the Net (JJPL gave us permission to post it, though we're not sure why they haven't). Its contents may not surprise you any more than they surprised me, but the report will stun you nonetheless, and it willl definitely sicken you.

The most impressive part is that the report proposes systemic solutions, and it doesn't just tie problems to one person or administration but recognizes them as deeply rooted and institutional. Not exactly radical in this instance, but very refreshing, if you take into consideration how many think-tank reports we read that offer the weakest conceivable liberal analysis.

 

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padme: Must-read Report About Juvenile Detention

What would you do?

Sugar and spice and everything nice.

This is suppose to every little girls life.

What happens when life is not like that?

What if your life is filled with constant abuse by the people who suppose to protect you?

For little Katelynn of Indiana, her life is filled with this from a father, stepmother and father's family; everyone but her the relatives that love her have been deined the ability to see her.

What happens when the police will not stop this?

Than try Child Protection Service, but they will not stop this either.

The next thing to do is go to the court.

What would you do if the Child Protection Services and the court helped the abusers hurt her?

The media might work but they ignore majority of average people.

In this search for help, several politicians ignored or said stop bothering them.

If these people will not help little katelynn than who will?

Will this little girl have to pay the ultimate price for these adults mistakes? What would you do?

Indiana's Shame Teardrops for Katelynn

referral sources www.courageouskids.net

Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation :: Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories Aired on PBS http://www.mkacf.org/BreakTheSilence.html

Breaking the Silence http://sev.prnewswire.com/entertainment/20051019/CLW50819102005-1.html http://www.tatgelasseur.com/pages/bts.html

Battered Women, Abused Children, and Child Custody: A NATIONAL CRISIS http://www.batteredmotherscustodyconference.org/

Petition for Justice for Katelynn: http://www.gopetition.com/online/5918.html


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