Skip to comments.Obama Admin Now Refers to Juvenile Delinquents as 'Justice-Involved Youth'
Posted on 11/05/2015 1:52:17 PM PST by Kaslin
Much like the term 'illegal immigrants' became politically incorrect, so too has 'juvenile delinquent,' apparently.
The Obama administration is now referring to this group of individuals as "justice-involved youth."
In a news release on Monday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the DOJ is "committed to giving justice-involved youth the tools they need to become productive members of society."
Lynch said the Justice Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development are launching a $1.7-million initiative to help Public Housing Authorities and legal assistance groups "reduce barriers for justice-involved youth."
Through the new Juvenile Re-Entry Assistance Program, DOJ and HUD will work collaboratively "to help individuals that have paid their debt to society rehabilitate and reintegrate back into their communities."
That means young offenders leaving juvenile detention will not necessarily be excluded from public housing, jobs, or higher education.
But second chances have their limits: "This program specifically excludes those who are convicted of making methamphetamine drugs, sex offenses or domestic violence," the news release said.
President Obama said on Monday he was directing federal agencies to 'ban the box," or rather, not ask prospective government employees about their criminal past on job applications.
"It is relevant to find out whether somebody has a criminal record. We're not suggesting ignore it," Obama said. "What we are suggesting is that when it comes to the application, give folks a chance to get through the door. Give them a chance to get in there so they can make their case."
"We can't dismiss people out of hand simply because of a mistake that they made in the past," he added.
Thug is a lot easier to say.
The Obama administration of the Ridiculous
Don’t see the satire tag.
Well, Dorkbama the Muslim is most certainly IQ -non-involved.
Sounds like the euphemism, “In the system.”
Unless you are part of the justice system, you should avoid any involvement other than reading about it.
You said it.
20 years ago , it was “youth at risk”. Regardless of what you call it, the really pukey thing about it is the idiotically sanitized academic terminology.
From our morality missing occupant.
I wished it were satire
West Side Story - Gee Officer Krupke
Clarification: “part of the justice system as a professional!”
We need a Justice involved Government.
>>But second chances have their limits: “This program specifically excludes those who are convicted of making methamphetamine drugs, sex offenses or domestic violence,” the news release said.
But, being a feral murderer is OK. This is why we need open carry for the good guys.
They really have no respect for us at all, do they?
But will he let his girls play with them?
Thugs and hoodlums works for me.
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