Tag: Juvenile Detention

Dog Would Have Saved Teen from Incarceration

This afternoon I stood before about a dozen teenage boys that are currently incarcerated in Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention. It was the last day of our three-day program where we bring in dogs (three rescued pit bulls) to teach about empathy and compassion. We were summarizing the key messages and taking final questions. As... Read more »

Violence is a Virus – Pets are Penicillin

Violence is a Virus – Pets are Penicillin
It’s nothing new to look at the violence epidemic in the same way that public health experts look at virus transmissions. We know the problem spreads like a cold – one violent occurrence triggering another until we see a rash explode across the face of a city. Why can’t the cure be looked at in... Read more »