Helping youth offenders

John West is a Christian Science practitioner and teacher who is a scoutmaster in the inner city. He takes referrals for his troop from the neighborhood, from a children's treatment center, from an SBH (severe behavior handicapped) school, and from the juvenile court in his city, where he serves as a volunteer probation officer. In the past ten years, his troop has served nearly two hundred boys. In this interview with contributing editor Geraldine Schiering, he talks about the experience that led him to see the connection between the healing ministry of Christian Science and helping youth offenders.

John, how did you become involved with volunteer probation work?

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