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Project Turnaround opens eyes and wins support.

Pal, Judy
June 4, 2015

Source: (2000) Gazette: A Royal Canadian Mounted Police Publication 62 (4): 34-35.

As Judy Pal describes it in this article, many in the police are frustrated as they see children turn into young people and adults at odds with the criminal justice system. Seeking preventive measures seems an option that should be tried instead of only enacting tougher laws and sanctions. One such preventive program is “Project Turnaround,â€? a summer day camp for youth-at-risk conducted by the Halifax (Canada) Regional Police in partnership with community-oriented organizations. Pal reports on the origins of the program, outcomes for participating youth, and reactions from parents of those youth.


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