Juvenile Court

Posted on: July 20, 2015

A Much-Needed Alternative to Youth Prisons published in Huffington Post's Crime Blog

"...And rather than sending young people away to prison when the services they need did not exist, Lucas County created new services, such as a program to address the high numbers of young people - and especially kids of color - entering their courtrooms through school-based charges. The state reform efforts, Reclaim Ohio and Targeted Reclaim, which focuses on redirecting resources from facilities to community, also played a role in supporting alternatives and reducing Lucas County's juvenile population. The dollars they saved in using confinement less, enabled the County to build a strong continuum of care for juveniles in their own community."

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