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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Restorative Justice More Than A Simple Apology

On November 18th, WMUR reported on a teen driver that crossed the center line and struck two women. The report generated a flurry of responses, because the teen’s lawyer was requesting “restorative justice, under which he would apologize to the victims instead of serving jail time”.  Given that definition — which grossly under-represents the impact […]

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Governor Hassan Creates Juvenile Justice Commission

CONCORD – In order to improve New Hampshire’s juvenile justice system and ensure that at-risk youth receive the support that they need to rehabilitate and become successful members of society, Governor Maggie Hassan today issued an Executive Order creating the Governor’s Commission to Review and Advise on Services to At-Risk Adolescent Youth in New Hampshire. […]

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