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ERIC Number: EJ973192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0148-432X
Metamorphosis: How Missouri Rehabilitates Juvenile Offenders
Dubin, Jennifer
American Educator, v36 n2 p2-5, 8-11 Sum 2012
Juveniles convicted of serious offenses usually end up in large correctional facilities that focus on punishment--not rehabilitation. The state of Missouri, however, has found a better way to help end the cycle of crime: by creating a network of small facilities that provide therapy and educational opportunities, it has dramatically reduced recidivism and helped thousands of youth make better choices in their lives. Tyler, Eric, and Jason are among those children. In their time at these state-run facilities, they have worked through their problems, earned academic credits, and renewed their interest in learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri