In a recent interview with the Toronto Star’s Nick Krewen, our friend and fellow champion of youth justice, David Clayton-Thomas, spoke of his upcoming release Say Somethin’ along with his experiences as a youth in conflict with the law and his on-going support of Peacebuilders Canada.
“Before they end up in a reformatory, where the recidivism rate is just horrendous, Peacebuilders intervenes and diverts these kids from the courts into counselling. And where the justice system has an 80 per cent failure rate – 80 per cent of kids that go into prisons and reformatories will re-offend and spend most of their life in and out of the system – Peacebuilders has an almost 90 percent success rate. So, I’ve been very deeply involved with them for several years.”
– David Clayton-Thomas