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Title: PREVENTING DELINQUENCY THROUGH DIVERSION - THE SACRAMENTO COUNTY 601 DIVERSION PROJECT
Journal: FEDERAL PROBATION  Volume:37  Issue:1  Dated:(MARCH 1973)  Pages:13-18
Author(s): R BARON; F FEENEY
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Federal Bureau of Prisons
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20534
Publication Number: U
Publisher: https://www.uscourts.gov 
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EXPERIMENTAL PROJECT IN WHICH JUVENILE STATUS OFFENDERS ARE HANDLED THROUGH SHORT-TERM FAMILY CRISIS THERAPY RATHER THAN THE TRADITIONAL PROCEDURES OF THE COURT.
Abstract: THE UNIT STAFF CONSISTS OF SPECIALLY TRAINED COUNTY PROBATION PERSONNEL. WHEN A REFERRAL IS RECEIVED, THE PROJECT STAFF ARRANGES A FAMILY SESSION TO DISCUSS THE JUVENILE'S PROBLEM. CONFINEMENT OF THE YOUTH AS A MEANS OF SOLVING PROBLEMS IS DISCOURAGED AND A RETURN HOME WITH A COMMITMENT BY ALL TO TRY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM IS ENCOURAGED. DURING THE FIRST NINE MONTHS OF OPERATION, THE PROJECT RESULTED IN A DRAMATIC DECREASE IN JUVENILE COURT ACTIONS, A LOWERING OF THE RECIDIVISM RATE FOR JUVENILE STATUS OFFENSES AND CRIMINAL CONDUCT, AND LARGE SAVINGS IN THE COST OF PROCESSING INDIVIDUAL CASES.
Index Term(s): California; Counseling; Domestic relations; Family crisis; Juvenile counseling; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile processing; Juvenile status offenders; Recidivism
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