juvenile deliquents

Waiting for the gubmint to tell us that we can no longer say “fat,” now it’s “calorically-challenged.”

Via CNS News:

They used to be called juvenile delinquents. But not any more.

The new term is “justice-involved youth,” a non-disparaging, government-speak phrase that fits with the Obama administration’s recent push to give people with criminal convictions a second chance to become productive citizens.

“The Department of Justice is committed to giving justice-involved youth the tools they need to become productive members of society,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a news release on Monday.

Lynch said the Justice Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development are launching a $1.7-million initiative to help Public Housing Authorities and legal assistance groups “reduce barriers for justice-involved youth.”

….That means young offenders leaving juvenile detention will not necessarily be excluded from public housing, jobs, or higher education.

But second chances have their limits: “This program specifically excludes those who are convicted of making methamphetamine drugs, sex offenses or domestic violence,” the news release said….

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  1. Alain41 says:

    This Justice-Involved usage has been going on for some time. We just haven’t noticed. Likely because it was used as PowerPoint Presentation and Conference titles not to retitle an existing legal definition.

    2011 VA presentation on Justice Involved Veterans (slides are interesting, seem more oriented towards Vets are unpredictable crazy rather than let’s work on providing support) http://www.state.nj.us/parole/docs/veterans/DVAProgramsforJustice-InvolvedVeterans.pdf

    2013 University of Rochester conference on Justice Involved Women http://www.rochester.edu/SBA/events/Justice%20Involved%20Women%20Conference.html

    I’ll compromise liberals; Justice Administered Youth (JAYbirds) Those involved in Justice are those that haven’t done anything criminal.

  2. Piquerish says:

    Nah. That’s okay, but I’ll just stick with THUG.

  3. ancientwrrior says:

    As I’ve said elsewhere, they keep polishing poo to make it acceptable. But no matter how much they try it’s still poo and stinks. Liberalism keeps trying to feed us their crap sandwiches.

  4. Alain41 says:

    Relative to the Justice Involved; Mark Steyn reminds relative to Jordan shooting that today, Nov. 9, 2015, is the 10th anniversary of the Jordan hotels bombing.

    Wikip: “The 2005 Amman bombings were a series of coordinated bomb attacks on three hotel lobbies in Amman, Jordan, on 9 November 2005. The attacks killed 60 people and injured 115 others. The explosions—at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, the Radisson SAS Hotel, and the Days Inn—started at around 20:50 local time (18:50 UTC) at the Grand Hyatt. The three hotels are often frequented by foreign diplomats. The bomb at the Radisson SAS exploded in the Philadelphia Ballroom, where a wedding hosting hundreds of guests was taking place. Al-Qaeda in Iraq immediately claimed the attack….”

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