Get Smart on Crime
Is locking up kids to get them off the streets the best way help them, to safeguard the community? Four experts, ranging from a South Carolina director for juvenile justice to the developer of MST’s intervention on substance abuse, don’t think so.
One points out that sending juveniles away begs the question of what’s going to happen when they return. Another raises the point that while Multisystemic Therapy works with the 16-year-old offender, it often prevents younger siblings from committing crimes.
Getting smart on crime is more effective than getting tough on crime, in the long and short run. Take a look at this video.