13 years ago, my response to the email from the United Nations asking me to do a workshop at the fourth annual Youth Assembly in New York was that it might be a mistake. By phone the organizer assured me that it wasn’t, and that my message as a volunteer guardian ad-Litem was of interest to this conference….. The danger and difficulty of working with violent and unstable children is real and growing.
Our schools are showing the results with high rates of failure and dropouts. Our communities are showing the results of high crime rates and the world’s highest rates of incarceration.
Without support at the community level for programs and policies that support America’s institutions, continued exodus from these most important fields and resulting failure of the children they serve must be expected.Details