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  NCJ Number: NCJ 163412     Find in a Library
  Title: Juvenile Justice Programs in Prosecutor Offices: An Overview of Four Sites Final Report
  Author(s): A Taylor
  Date Published: 1995
  Page Count: 120
  Annotation: Policies and initiatives that prosecutors have developed to address juvenile delinquency were studied by means of an analysis of juvenile justice programs in prosecutors' offices in Colorado Springs, Colo., Dakota County (Minn.), Cook County (Ill.), and Bristol District, Mass.
  Abstract: The Colorado Springs Juvenile Diversion Program has seven full-time employees. The diversion counselor, the youth, and the parents develop a contract that typically lasts a year and requires restitution, community service, academic performance, and other components. Dakota County uses a multifaceted approach coordinated by the Dakota Alliance for Prevention, a partnership of involved adults and youth representing the systems and communities of the county. Cook County has established a motor vehicle theft prevention program for first offenders, a first-offender drug and alcohol diversion program, a retail theft diversion program, and police and community diversion programs. The Bristol district attorney established a nonprofit organization, the Bristol Alliance, to provide area educators with effective training and support programs in alcohol and other drug abuse education, coordinate mock trials for students in fifth through ninth grades, a student attendance program, and a juvenile offender diversion program. Appended program forms and information materials
  Main Term(s): Juvenile court diversion
  Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention ; Juvenile rehabilitation ; NIJ final report ; Illinois ; Massachusetts ; Minnesota ; Colorado
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
United States of America
  Grant Number: 94-IJ-CX-0020
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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