The purpose of this article is to share with the legal community some of what we as social science researchers have learned from our research and the research of others, regarding the health and education benefits of community service among adolescents. In other words, we will attempt to answer the question of whether there are benefits of performing community service to the individuals performing the service, and to describe what these benefits are.
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Hopkins, Gary L.; McBride, Duane C.; Featherston, Brent C.; Gleason, Peter C.; and Moreno, Jacqueline, "Decades of Research Shows Adolescents Do Better With Community Service Rather than Incarceration" (2014). Faculty Publications. 25.
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