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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - R. Daniel Okonkwo
A new national report shows almost half of the states are taking tangible steps to reform their youth criminal justice systems.
At least a dozen high-level and veteran employees of the troubled D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services have resigned or been forced out of their jobs in recent months, The Washington Times has learned.
"Our politicians seem to think that this issue won't resonate with people in D.C. There's no movement on the D.C. Council to fall in line with other jurisdictions to make sure our young people can take advantage of what the juvenile system offers in terms of rehabilitation," he said. "We know there's no rehabilitation at the adult level."
Mr. Okonkwo said the system in the District suffers not from complacency but from indifference.