400 Juvenile Offenders Released in Brazil Under Supreme Court Order

A second chance at life has arrived for many young kids who committed minor crimes but the possibility to return to detention remains.

By Henry Montalto, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As of Monday, June 10th, nearly 400 juvenile delinquents from several detention facilities in Brazil will have been released. By order of the Supreme Court and under a new points program, hundreds of kids who committed lesser crimes will go free.

Degase, a state-run child welfare program which has facilities across multiple states, is responsible for implementing sociological-educational measures in juveniles, will start the release this week. This program oversees the rehabilitation of children in trouble with the law.

The Degase centers suffer from underfunded resources needed for officers . . .

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