2014 New Year’s Resolutions

My wish for the new year is that we involved in the juvenile justice system continue to work to ensure that:

  • every child has an attorney assisting in his or her case from the very first appearance in court for a just, fair process to exist,
  • rehabilitative services currently available in urban centers spread to every rural county to end geographic disparity,
  • mentally ill children are diverted from the delinquency system when their acts are a result of being undiagnosed, unmedicated, or untreated, and
  • children less than twelve years old never face delinquency allegations with the possibility of shackling and secure detention and the potential long-term, negative consequences.

May we all have the strength and fortitude to do our part to drive change.

Happy New Year!

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