Although a local or state view of Pennsylvania, this 22 minute segment speaks to issues that are happening in all states.
You can listen to the whole segment here! https://www.wesa.fm/show/the-confluence/2021-06-29/state-juvenile-justice-task-force-finds-too-many-first-time-offenders-put-in-system-for-low-level-crimes
You can view the entire review the entire Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force report and recommendations here: https://www.pacourts.us/Storage/media/pdfs/20210622/152647-pajuvenilejusticetaskforcereportandrecommendations_final.pdf
Breakdown of Interview Segment:
Bipartisan Juvenile Justice Task Force finds youth treated differently based on race, geography
(0:00 – 9:08)
After 16 months, the state’s Juvenile Justice Task Force has come out with their assessment and recommendations for Pennsylvania’s system.
PPS Summer B.O.O.S.T. launches with staffing shortage, delays
(9:09 – 17:01)
Pittsburgh Public School District summer learning program B.O.O.S.T. got underway Monday, a week late, serving a thousand fewer students than previously planned. The district says this delay and shrinkage was because of staffing shortages.
Bruce Brandler reflects on his latest investigations
(17:03 – 22:30)
Midstate U.S. Attorney Bruce Brandler has been a federal prosecutor for 35 years, putting corrupt public officials and shady business owners behind bars.