Poughkeepsie’s police chief was visited by a group of students engaged in “sociological studies” and led by Inez Milholland ’09, the president of the junior class.  Inquiring into the system of probation currently applied to Poughkeepsie public school truants and after listening to some of their stories and excuses, the students astonished Chief McCabe and Judge Sherrill by personally taking charge of several of the most obstreperous urchins and changing their defiant attitudes to cooperation.

“The girls will act as probation officers, and the truants, as an earnest of their desire to reform, will have to report at the Y. W. C. A. at regular intervals.”     The New York Times