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Diversion Programs Offer Youth a Second Chance

Diversion programs for youth offenders are blooming within area jurisdictions and are having a positive impact on the criminal justice system and on society, some officials and other experts said.

CJCJ Bulletin: A Plan for Juvenile Justice in San Francisco
CJCJ Bulletin: A Plan for Juvenile Justice in San Francisco
Community-based Alternative to Juvenile Detention is a Success with Youth Offenders
Community-based Alternative to Juvenile Detention is a Success with Youth Offenders
Widening the Net in Juvenile Justice and the Dangers of Prevention and Early Intervention
Widening the Net in Juvenile Justice and the Dangers of Prevention and Early Intervention
Detention Diversion Advocacy: An Evaluation (OJJDP)
Detention Diversion Advocacy: An Evaluation (OJJDP)
An Assessment of the Detention Diversion Advocacy Project

This research suggests that the apparent success of DDAP may stem largely from the fact that it exists outside of the formal juvenile justice framework; that is, it is a true alternative to the normal institutional framework. 

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