New program gives troubled teens a chance at social rehabilitation

Aug 19, 2015

New program gives troubled teens a chance at social rehabilitation

A 16-year-old parolee was sent to a social welfare facility in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward in late July to volunteer for social service as part of his rehabilitation. “Please clean this corridor,” instructed 72-year-old Ritsuko Noda, a probation officer and human rights commissioner representing the ...

Mar 8, 2013

NPA to go after petty criminals

The National Police Agency said Thursday it will clamp down on delinquents, including former biker gang members, whose behavior is threatening but not on par with the underworld. Through crimes such as fraud, these criminals collect “almost as much money as mob syndicates,” said ...