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Diverting Youth from the Justice System: Why and How

Published Dec 18, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)

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Juvenile diversion programs result in improved outcomes for youth, cost-savings, and increased public safety. But they could be more widely used — and existing programs could be improved.

This policy update from the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) briefly summarizes some of the research on diversion and the contents of The Juvenile Diversion Guidebook, a resource from Models for Change that offers users practical insight, advice, and direction in developing and improving diversion programs.

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