Monday, January 25, 2010

Rare Good News

School or jail.

The choice seems obvious.

Yet it is only now that a local court had found the way to offer some people who break the law a chance to really change their own destiny.

Fourteen people to get a shot at a new life

Three schools offer courses for Judge Gove to allocate in court

This was the story in The Province over the weekend.

Read it and be cheered that we are at least trying something positive.

Then, follow this tale over the coming months and see how many have succeeded.

For this is only the offer and the first step, and many will fail.

But that is life and that is human endeavour and if one person succeeds, we will have done something.

1 comment:

Leah said...

A great idea, but I have a couple of questions.

1) Is there a threshold on attendance that MUST be met in order to stay out of jail?

2) Are there minimum grades that MUST be attained, and kept, in order to stay out of jail?

If there are, and they are high enough - this could end up being a blessing for those who come before Judge Gove. We can only hope.