Letters, Aug. 1, 1977

Young Criminals

To the Editors:

Your picture of juvenile delinquency in today's society [July 11] is shocking and depressing. But as one of the thousands of people who work in the juvenile corrections system, I find it distressing to see an article like this making our work seem so futile. We do care and we do take over where parents and the community fail in their dealings with youthful offenders. And the day we give up on them is the day when juvenile crime will skyrocket.

Tom McAuliffe

Juvenile Aftercare/ Forestry Camp Boston

True, true, true. Your article on youth crime rang with truth. I...

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