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Youth Recidivism Halved by San Francisco Program

Photo of person walking down the street, by Surian Soosay via Flickr

Photo by Surian Soosay via Flickr

The Crime Report highlights CJCJ's Detention Diversion Advocacy Program (DDAP), citing its success found in a recent independent evaluation.

This article by The Crime Report outlines the model diversion program, quoting CJCJ's Executive Director Dan Macallair on DDAP's effectiveness with high needs youth. 

"We take the kids that need the help, not the ones that we think are going to succeed. We [started this program because we] wanted to demonstrate that you could make substantial reductions in the number of kids in juvenile hall," CJCJ’s Executive Director stated in the evaluation.

“We go for the highest risk population — if it succeeds with this population, then why are you keeping the lower risk population in the hall?”

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