|Far too long has the epidemic of urban youth violence and crime
destroyed our communities. Our property values have plundered, we
live in fear of ourselves, and we still haven’t resolved the problem. It’s
obvious we can’t and won’t arrest our way out of this situation.
Yet despite the cost of tax increases every year, providing more and
more prisons, we still find that the problem is only subsided
temporarily. More often than we imagine, the “at risk youth” is
arrested for a petty crime that permits him a visit to juvenile hall, there
it’s tenants eagerly await him, only to convert the petty thief to an
Albeit, whoever coined the old saying “crime doesn’t pay,” didn’t have
the foresight of the private industrialized prison complex. While
schools are overcrowded, and lacking adequate learning materials,
prisons are being built at an accelerated record rate.
The State of California alone houses approximately 172,000 inmates
and is currently building 83,000 more beds to be up and running by
2016. Granted that it cost $38,000 a year to house one inmate, and
over 30,000 of these inmates are serving a life sentence.
We can either allow crime and incarceration to devour our youth,
which is our future, or we can get involved with our community and
make a change. It is "time for change!"
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|What Chances Do Our Youth Have In Todays Society?
|Leading the world in industry, and entertainment, these United States also has the highest crime and murder rate in
the world. We also lead in homelessness, drug abuse, domestic violence, divorce, and a long list of other unsavory
behaviors. Psychologically we are at our wits ends, or for some of us we’re walking around in a daze. Ignoring that
our society is crumbling right before our eyes.
Our children deal with adult issues, they are forced to accept the responsibility of adults. Children raising children,
unable to enjoy the precious years of innocence. We allow the entertainment media to dictate what today’s morals
and ethics are. Yet we encourage them to stay the course, but we seem to forget that not having the proper
navigation causes them to become victims on the highway of life. We must educate our youth of the danger and
consequences of making bad choices, and how easy it is to get lost in the traffic of a fast paced world.
Detours Mentoring Group along with the success of our gang Intervention and Prevention Program has the trained
and dedicated individuals who grew up in the community from many diverse neighborhoods have successfully
turned their lives around from gangs and drug addiction. These individuals behind the program are teaching the
youths the importance of an education, family and personal values.
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