Public Health Intern Joining Network Team

We are pleased to announce the addition of Kristen Beaumier, from Rivier University’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health program. With twenty hours per week to contribute to the Network this semester, Kristen will be involved in a wide array of Network activities. These involve helping to coordinate and conduct site visits of Network programs, […]

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PSU Grad Student to Complete Applied Research Project

As the Network continues to wrestle with measuring the impact of our programs, we continue to come back to the challenge around the time it takes for a youth to be arrested and the referral to an accredited diversion program. Thanks to Plymouth State University graduate student Alisha Medeiros, we may soon have answers. Medeiros […]

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Crime Solutions Rates Diversion as “Promising” Strategy

According to CrimeSolutions.gov, Juvenile Diversion is an intervention strategy that redirects youths away from formal processing in the juvenile justice system, while still holding them accountable for their actions. The practice is rated Promising for reducing recidivism rates of juveniles who participated in diversion programming compared with juveniles who were formally processed in the justice […]

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Children who start fires can be helped

From Foster’s Daily Democrat by Kimberley Haas  khaas@fosters.com CONCORD — Children who light fires get special attention from state officials because of the damage and loss of life they can cause to themselves and others. Sheryl Nielsen, M.Ed., a public education specialist with the Fire Marshal’s Office, said the state has diversion programs for youth. […]

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