Report Shows Monterey County Youth Crime Prevention Working |TODAY|
Submitted by dan. on 2007-03-16 21:49.
SALINAS, Calif.- Youth crime prevention programs in Monterey County are working, according to a report being sent to state officials. The study found the number of youths re-arrested within six months of completing the programs had declined 20 to 33 percent compared to young offenders who didn't take part in the intervention programs. The study is prepared annually as a requirement of the state's Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act.
The report was prepared for the department by Glavin's company, Renaissance Resources West, and Charlotte Noyes of Noyes Research Consulting.
It tracked more than 100 participants in eight collaborative programs, including the Silver Star Youth Program at Rancho Cielo, Sunrise House, Second Chance Family and Youth Services, Juvenile Drug Court, the Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program, the Repeat Offender Prevention Program and the District Attorney's Truancy Mediation Program.
Monterey County has received state juvenile crime prevention funds for five years and this year will receive about $1.3 million.
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