By Christopher Zoukis In a time when we need to eliminate the school-to-prison pipeline, I’m concerned to hear that four of the country’s largest school districts have more police or security officers than counselors – a troubling ratio that speaks to a police-state mentality that apparently continues to thrive in America. In New York City,…

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By Cindy Scharr, Delaware County Daily Times CHESTER — District attorneys from Southeastern Pennsylvania on Wednesday urged state and federal lawmakers to increase funding for early education programs for at-risk children in an effort to boost high school graduation rates and reduce the prison population. “We can continue with the status quo, which is leading…

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Prevention, education and intervention are key components of helping at-risk people stay out of prison. People who suffer from mental illness and substance abuse often end up in prison and if their illness is not addressed, when released, many of these people will return to prison costing taxpayers thousands of dollars. 

Agape Family Network is a health care system based in South Florida that helps in the rehabilitation of people who have either mental illness or substance abuse as well as for people who have lost hope, and faith in life. 

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