70 MILLION: WHERE JUVENILE DETENTION LOOKS MORE LIKE HANGING OUT

There’s a place in rural St. Johns, Arizona, where teens who have encounters with officers of the law can play pool, make music, and get mentored instead of going to jail. It’s called The Loft, and it’s the brainchild of a judge who wanted to save the county hundreds of millions of dollars and divert young people towards the support many were not getting at home.

Featuring:

Apache County, Arizona Judge – Michael Latham; Mentor at The Loft – Hannah Wilkinson; Paul Hancock ” director of Juvenile Court Services for Apache County; Mentor at The Loft ” Richard Gwinn; corrections officer for Navajo County, Arizona adult corrections system” Victor Chvez; director of the Juvenile Justice Services Division at the Arizona
Supreme Court – Joseph Kelroy


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