Family Focused: Opposite of ‘Scared Straight,’ Intervention Helps Youth Connect and Feel Understood

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PHOTOS BY Ramona Galapon-Wilson, Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant Program Administrator for Muscogee County, Georgia

A juvenile court program in Georgia paired 17-year-old K.P. with a volunteer mentor, Fort Benning U.S. Army Sgt. Darryl Smith. Their chemistry is clear.

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