Support Diversion Programs Over Juvenile Incarceration
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In 2014 there were 6,580 juvenile arrest in Orange County and 86,636 in California with 53% of these convictions being misdemeanors, such as petty theft, and other drug and alcohol related offences.
Preventive programs are a worthy investment of government resources compared with prison and other criminal justice responses.
The primary goal of a diversion program is to reduce the occurrence of juvenile crime by diverting youth from the traditional juvenile justice system and providing an alternative to formal processing. Typical services provided for youth and families in diversion programs include one or more of the following:
Screening and assessment
Education and tutorial services
Victim awareness classes and activities
Service learning programs
Substance use education and counseling
Job skills training
Mental health treatment
Parenting skill development
Supports for rebuilding family relationships
Quality recreation and organized sports programs
We all make mistakes, would you want the mistakes you made a child to follow you for the rest of your life. Lets make a difference one case at a time.
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