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Follow-up Report on the Juvenile Alternative Services Program Administered by the Department of Juvenile Justice, Report No. 97-02, October 1997
 
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  • The Department of Juvenile Justice has taken steps to direct more appropriate youth to the Juvenile Alternative Services Program (JASP). However, the Program is still not diverting the intended population from the court system and more expensive delinquency programs.
  • The use of expensive court and delinquency program resources for youth who have committed lesser crimes is unnecessary and reduces the availability of these resources for youth involved in more serious crime.
  • To solve this problem, the Legislature or the Department should define by statute or rule admission criteria for JASP, or the Program should be eliminated.


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