America’s
urban youth
Two types


At-Risk: Endangered, due to exposure

High-Risk: Particularly subject to potential dang
or hazard
afro-american community

Many of those in their 20s are in
prison. Drug abuse and AIDS are
rampant, and murder is the majo...
least-reached

The U.S. prison population is very
large with 1.8 million in jail. No other
democratic nation has such a hi...
LA County Juvenile Detention Facilitie

   •   3 Juvenile Halls (LA, Downey, Sylmar)
   •   19 Probation Camps


   •     ...
Justice Dept. findings, April 2003
    LA County Juvenile Halls

   •   We conclude that failure to provide
       proper ...
LA County Juvenile Hall Orientation


   Saturday, April 19, 10am-noon
rican American Center for World Miss
   1605 E. Eli...
I WAS IN PRISON AND YOU
CAME TO ME.” MATT. 25:36
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Americas Urban Youth

  1. 1. America’s urban youth
  2. 2. Two types At-Risk: Endangered, due to exposure High-Risk: Particularly subject to potential dang or hazard
  3. 3. afro-american community Many of those in their 20s are in prison. Drug abuse and AIDS are rampant, and murder is the major cause of death for 15- to 34-year olds.
  4. 4. least-reached The U.S. prison population is very large with 1.8 million in jail. No other democratic nation has such a high incarceration rate. Nearly half the prison population is Afro-American.
  5. 5. LA County Juvenile Detention Facilitie • 3 Juvenile Halls (LA, Downey, Sylmar) • 19 Probation Camps • 53,830 juvenile arrests (2003) * 30,697 Hispanic (57%) • * 12,207 Black (23%) • * 8,005 White (15%) • * Male 75% • * 5% <12 years • * 50% ages 16-17
  6. 6. Justice Dept. findings, April 2003 LA County Juvenile Halls • We conclude that failure to provide proper rehabilitation, education, opportunities to use the telephone and participate in religious programming, insufficient provision of translation services for Limited English Proficient (LEP) youth, and an ineffective grievance system also violated residents’ rights under the 14th Amendment and other
  7. 7. LA County Juvenile Hall Orientation Saturday, April 19, 10am-noon rican American Center for World Miss 1605 E. Elizabeth St., Pasadena resenter: Protestant Chaplain Carradin RSVP: missions@aacwm.com
  8. 8. I WAS IN PRISON AND YOU CAME TO ME.” MATT. 25:36
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