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Hello friends and followers alike!! Adolescents and the Justice System had such bad technical difficulties that I'm re-airing it for all those listeners that plugged in, and now you'll have an opportunity at hearing a very important message about our adolescents that are in trouble with the system. How non violent offenders are ending up with violent offenders only to end up worse than when they went in. But it starts at home folks. We have to step up in giving healthy discipline, guidance, and structure so our children don't end up in the system to begin with, and this means we have to be a healthy example for them. Please join me as I talk about this important topic of our young ones that so desparatedly need our attention. Audience participation is encouraged! I'll see you this Thursday nite at 7pm CT at www.blogtalkradio.com/ritahodges or call in to my studio at 646-929-0421 when I'm live. See you there!!! Ciao!!
The juvenile justice and criminal justice systems ensnare far too many black and brown boys and men. Increasingly, women are caught in this dangerous web too. On this episode of Know-It-All, we are exploring the contours of some of the barriers to mental health and developmental wellness for communities of color that can lead to mass incarceration.
Dr. Troy Waller is a licensed professional counselor with 15 years of counseling experience. He explains the implications of the breaks in various systems - education, criminal justice, and health care - that keep those systems from adequately protecting and serving black and brown people. He'll share his insights about how these systemic failures manifest and show up in the lives of adults, no matter their socioeconomic status.
Host Allison R. Brown is a civil rights attorney and founder of Allison Brown Consulting (ABC), which creates education equity plans and promotes equity in education in compliance with federal civil rights law.
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The statistics are high when it comes to individuals with mental illness that come in contact with the criminal justice system. With the inmate count at over 400,000 in our jails and state prisons and another 800,000 on probation and parole (U.S. Department of Justice, 2009). The outcome is usually a tragic one. Showing that traditional courts are an ineffective use of law enforcement, courts, tax payer’s money; failure in linking the mentally ill to effective treatment; and the lack of improvement to the public’s safety.
With the percentage at 16.9% (men at 14.5% and women at 31%) most of these individuals suffer with severe mental illness (SMI), such as major depression, bipolar and schizophrenia, they are at risk for repeat minor offenses. The U.S. Department of Justice did a study finding and reported that half of all jail, state prison and federal inmates with mental illness have 3 to 4 prior convictions as they make their way back into the system. In saying this, it just adds to the continuous problems these individuals are constantly faced with.
Many traditional courts and correction facilities are unable to provide the much needed mental health treatment to connect individuals with effective treatment processes in their community, considering they have cut 4.35 billion dollars in funding across all states. So when released from incarceration they will have a better chance in society and less likely of being a repeat offender.
Join me Thursday nite at 7pm CT Nov 21st to discuss the Mental Health Court Systems compared to the traditional court systems that our mentally ill face time and time again for crimes that can be prevented if proper treatment was available.
in Self Help
Nobody will ever change the condition of a people until they change within themselves. Family the burden is on us to change our behavior; to build love, trust and confidence in each other and in our people for us, then, 95% of our problems will be solved. We, as leaders must declare that we will never sell out the aspirations of our people for personal wealth, position and advancement in the society of our former slave masters and their children. We must make a covenant with our people to work and sacrifice and be willing to be the good shepherd (leaders) who will lay down our lives for our people. Let us accept our responsibility and change our behavior to that, which will make us more than comrades and brothers and Sisters, but a behavior that will make us friends and companions in the struggle for the total freedom of our people here and wherever we are found on this earth.
Our word must be our bond. When we break our word we destroy the life of this covenant or the agreement that we have made. It is absolutely necessary that as leaders we must build trust among ourselves. We can only build trust when we strive to keep our word, particularly a solemn agreement or covenant that we make with each other and with our people. I PLEDGE that from this day forward I will keep this covenant. I pledge that I will work to accomplish our mission to make our vision a reality so help me God.
Call in number 713-955-0498 -- This show airs live from the Albuquerque, NM Detention Center at 2 pm Mountain, 3 pm Central, 1 pm Pacific, 4 pm Eastern time zone.
Listen in with Lakota Elder, Chanupa, of the Strong Heart Warrior Society, as he offers positive action steps to help Native Youth avoid the criminal justice system.
Also discussing Saulte Ste. Marie, Michigan UNAUTHORIZED AIM CHAPTER hosting Sundance, charging Europeans and Japanese 2500 euros apiece to participate.
Also discussing recent Pine Ridge CORRUPT TRIBAL COUNCIL efforts to allow marijuana and alcohol sales on the reservation, further endangering the youth for PRIVATE PROFIT.
Constructive call in questions and commentary welcome. HOHOU --
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