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Breaking News: Barack Obama Goes to Prison…

On 16 July 2015, President Barack Obama became the first sitting president in U.S. history to visit a federal prison. A video of his statement is below. “These are young people who made mistakes that aren’t that different than the mistakes I made and the mistakes that a lot of you guys made. The difference […]

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Former Youth Counselor Joins Iowa City Police Department

From its beginnings as a group home in rural Cedar Rapids nearly 40 years ago, Four Oaks has grown to become one of the state’s largest agencies devoted to child welfare, juvenile justice and behavioral health. On 25 April 2013, the Iowa City Police Department welcomed Travis Graves as the newest officer to join the […]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Has Measurable Positive Impact

[Source: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County] We’ve always known we were making a positive impact on children and empowering them to succeed. A nationwide study confirmed it for us. Each time Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs a child with a role model, we start something incredible: a one-to-one relationship built on trust and […]

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