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Oct 8, 2015

October Is National Youth Justice Awareness Month

Jonathan McClard was a bright and curious teenager who had always planned to channel his fascination with the human mind into a career in medicine. But after he was sentenced as an adult for a crime he committed as a minor, Jonathan's lifelong dreams came to a screeching halt. Overwhelmed by the increasingly bleak outlook of the future, 17-year old Jonathan took his own life in January 2008.