Local & Regional
Tue October 13, 2009
Juvenile Justice Investigation-Part #-2
By Marshall Stewart
Tulsa, OK – In part two, presiding juvenile judge Doris Fransein explains why people should care what happens at the Juvenile Justice Center. She says without help, many at-risk youngsters will continue down the wrong path.....increasing crime and possibly winding up in the state's adult prison system...a very expensive problem for taxpayers. She says programs offered through Tulsa County's juvenile system can help and a new center will provide a better environment for the kids, their parents, and the professionals who work there.Sheriff Stanley Glanz agrees all that's possible should be done for young people to keep them on the straight and narrow. He's seen what happens when kids don't get help and go on to be career criminals or end up in adult prisons where it's more difficult to turn lives around. He supports a new juvenile justice center as a way to keep citizens safer.