He learned these streets early
rolled dice in drive-bys
delved into hustle with both hands.
Hope strung like an addict on 5th Street
no home no where… 83 more words
In 2011 the Australian Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs described the rising rates of Indigenous children in juvenile detention as a ‘national crisis,’ with ‘potentially disastrous repercussions for the future.’ The Committee declared an ‘urgent need for governments and Aboriginal organisations to devise strategies… to reduce the rate at which Aboriginal juveniles are involved… in the criminal justice systems.’ A debate currently exists between State and Territory Governments, who have adopted increasingly punitive and harsh sentencing frameworks for young people in hope of deterrence, and Indigenous communities and the NGO/community sector, who endorse community-based solutions to address the crisis. 2,097 more words
After by Amy Efaw. ISBN: 0670011835 Published by Viking Juvenile 2009. YA Fiction. 350 pages. $8.99
Borders Original Voices Award for Kids & Teens (2009),Pennsylvania Young Readers’ Choice Award Nominee (2011),Florida Teens Read Nominee (2010), Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee (2012), Missouri Gateway Readers Award Nominee (2012) 640 more words