Stories from Caring Adults
Adults like hanging around with teens in the juvenile justice system because they see reason for hope. They see young people change right before their eyes. Changes for the better. Here's what a few of them are doing to help teens get their futures back.
Estella Rebeiro is chief juvenile probation officer and justice fellow at the Reclaiming Futures site in Bristol County, MA.
This interview was originally posted in two parts on the Reclaiming Futures blog in June 2009. The interview discusses Bristol County's local implementation of the Changing Lives Through Literature program. Ms. Rebeiro is also a certified schoolteacher and has served as co-facilitator of the Changing Lives through Literature Program for the local juvenile court since 2001. read how literature is changing teens' lives. »
Not every story needs 1,000 words. Here are some sound bites from adults about what it takes for teens to get free of drugs, alcohol, and crime. Read more. »