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  • There are alternatives to locking up juvenile offenders

    Department of Juvenile Services Secretary Sam Abed is rightly concerned about youngsters languishing in overcrowded detention, sometimes for weeks or months on end. But spending money to expand privately run residential programs is not his only option. For far too long, Maryland has chosen expensive juvenile incarceration as the primary means for treating juvenile offenders. Research shows that positive outcomes are more likely to be achieved in communities and at a significantly lower cost than secure detention. That is why I and many of my colleagues support community-based alternatives as a means of reducing overcrowded facilities without jeopardizing community safety.
  • Young people are an untapped resource

    William S. Reese's excellent op-ed ("A welcome focus on global youth," March 9) about the Global Youth Jobs Alliance speaks to the powerful role young people can play when public policy leaders reserve a place for them at the policymaking table. This...

    Redirect juvenile jail funds to community-based youth programs

    Spending $70 to $100 million dollars on a new juvenile jail in East Baltimore — or any new juvenile jail for that matter — is not the best, most cost-effective way to proceed ("Downsizing juvenile jail" May 13). In Baltimore and around the...

    Carnett: Presenting her case to Santa

    I sat with my 7-year-old granddaughter, Eva, the other day as she wrote her 2013 Christmas letter to Santa. Eva was staying home from school after having had an early morning dental appointment. She was lisping more than usual with a mouth full of...

    City schools scaling back summer programs, citing lack of federal cash

    City schools scaling back summer programs, citing lack of federal cash
    With money tight,Chicago Public Schools'summer Safe Haven program will be scaled back and serve fewer students. Last year, the district used $975,000 in federal stimulus funds for Safe Haven, which encompassed 100 churches working with 5,000 students...