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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

"Youth Recidivism Halved by San Francisco Program"

From The Crime Report, via NACDL's news-of-interest:

Juveniles who participated in a youth incarceration alternative program were less than half as likely to be referred to the justice system for a new felony offense, compared to juveniles who did not participate in the program, according to the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) in San Francisco.

An independent evaluation of the Detention Diversion Advocacy Program (DDAP) run by the CJCJ found it was significantly effective at reducing youth recidivism compared to incarceration.

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