Dissolving the Shadow of Delinquency

The shadow of juvenile delinquency continues to darken our communities. National statistics show that in several categories of crime, youths under the age of eighteen commit more serious and violent acts than adult offenders. Correctional welfare agencies, social programs, and court services specifically designed to deter such activity have failed to reduce the 70 percent rate of juvenile crime recidivism.

Recently the Staff Director of the United States Senate Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency publicly stated. "There are today no treatment methods that can control delinquency; and I speak here of all forms of delinquency ranging from homicide and drug addiction to habitual petty thievery."

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