From Detention to Graduation: Examining Role of Education in U.S. Juvenile Justice System

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Photo courtesy of Oregon Youth Authority

As part of the commitment to helping adjuciated youth learn a vocation, young men at Oregon's Camp Riverbend Youth Transitional Facility take advanced classes in fighting wildfires common to the Pacific Northwest.

At 7 a.m., teenagers are scurrying to dress and head to class. There are no parents or older siblings nearby to push them out of bed and out the door. And the commute isn’t long — just a short walk from prison bed to classroom . . .

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