Neighborhood-Based Responses to Minor Delinquency

Publication year: 1997  |  Cataloged on: Nov 04, 2014

This report presents an account of the Westmoreland County Youth Commission, Pennsylvania's first community-based diversion program for first-time, nonviolent juvenile offenders. It also describes variations on the Westmoreland County model being tried in five other Pennsylvania counties. A sidebar lists seven 'components of successful programs' for diverting juvenile offenders.

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