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Juvenile justice reforms stirring concerns among educators, law enforcement

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  • airnaut Everett, 00
    May 18, 2017 3:18 p.m.

    Donald Trump just signed an Executive Order requiring the Justices to prosecute to the FULL and MAXIMUM extent of the law possible => NO exceptions.

  • Husker1 Northern Utah County, UT
    May 18, 2017 1:12 p.m.

    So just who is going to punish kids for not going to class? I work in Provo City School District and we adopted an extremely weak attendance policy a few years ago that basically just encourages kids to go to class but offers no immediate consequences for those who do not go. From what I hear, other districts are adopting this policy as well because it absolves them from all responsibility in getting kids to class. It puts the burden on parents. So schools are going in the direction of no punishment within the school for truancy and the only potential punishment used to be truancy court. Now that's going away. State law says kids have to attend 90% of the time, but who is going to make them??