As a Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney, I see, on a daily basis, adults that our system left behind as children. These people were never given a chance and are much more a statement of our society’s treatment of each other than any “bad choice” that the person made. Our nation is funneling money into the prison system and syphoning it from our schools. Our nation praises safety and feeds its population a daily dose of fear. We, as a nation, must make substantial changes if we are going to get our children back.
This series will provide an in-depth look into issues surrounding our children and how those issues have resulting in children bound for jail. We will look into the statistics, the problems, proposed solutions, and best practices as well as ways the courts, prosecutors, and criminal defense attorneys can help to bridge the gap.
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