One of the things that Missouri government does well is juvenile justice. Now many other states have realized what Missouri realized decades ago: Locking kids up in detention centers neither bodes well for their futures nor keeps the public any safer.
WHAT OTHERS SAY: Keeping young offenders out of jail pays dividends
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