Sunday, February 20, 2011
FURTHER THOUGHTS ON CIAVERELLA
It is a positive development to hear of the conviction of former Judge Mark Ciavarella who brought great distress to the lives of hundreds of children. However, what appears to have occurred is that the main issue that brought Ciavarella to justice was not based on concern for young people but solely based on money. The tax evasion issue, where money was involved was the fundamental issue. Ciavarella's actions went on without comment or anyone assisting the youth for years, but when money is the issue and its not getting into government coffers, then that is where the problem is seen. We need to work hard for real juvenile justice reform, this conviction is only the beginning.