|This is not just a
problem for libraries this is a societal problem. An organization of police chiefs, sheriffs,
prosecutors, crime survivors and other law enforcement personnel have called
for public officials to adopt a 4-part plan to reduce crimes committed by
teens and to help young people learn the skills needed to become responsible
addresses the fact that mischief and crime happens between the hours of 3:00
& 6:00. The hours between the time
that school lets out and dinnertime.
Stats. Support quality after-school programs, such as programs at the
Boys & Girls clubs, programs at school, at the Y. In many communities the library plays this
role by default there is no other place for teens to go.
start early. Start when children are
young. In one MI study, 3 & 4 year
olds from low income families who participated in strong preschool programs
were 1/5 as likely to be chronic lawbreakers by age 27 (when compared to
children who didnt participate in preschool programs). Amazing takes my breath away.