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A First-Hand Look at Juvenile Justice Reform

When we arrived at New Beginnings, DC’s youth development facility, we immediately noticed the lush quadrangle that connects the center’s numerous buildings—an image more closely associated with a college campus than a youth prison. A colorful mural painted by one of the residents lined the wall of the cafeteria, and 34 boys wearing polo-shirt uniforms were starting their second day of school. Teachers and students alike were abuzz with energy and excitement. Continue reading >

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