Posts filed under Ruminations

Community Organizations Help Fill the Void

By Zach Schalk
November 3, 2010 3:02 PM

Two years into the Obama administration has produced few if any successes for the interests of juvenile justice.  As discussed previously on this blog the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) remains overdue for reauthorization, the Federal government is cutting programs for juvenile justice in the President’s proposed budget and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention still lacks a chief administrator.  States facing profound budget woes of their own have also made cuts to the juvenile justice system—though in many cases closing unused state wide facilities in favor of community based alternatives have been a positive step both monetarily and policy wise.

Posted on November 3, 2010 and filed under Ruminations.

Pictures of Gary

This morning I drove to Gary, Indiana, hometown of the Jackson 5.

I was scared. Make no mistake, as I crossed Interstate 80/94 on Broadway, the wasteland of Gary decaying before me, my left foot was grinding into the floorboard and my fingers were kneading the steering wheel.
Posted on June 29, 2010 and filed under Ruminations.