Tracking Repeat Juvenile Offenders
A recent report on juvenile crime in San Benito County, Calif., has prompted the Probation Department to shift resources and buy a $53,000 computer program.
The program will be used to track juvenile offenders, evaluate the youths in the court system, and hopefully remedy the problem of repeat offenders.
According to the study, nearly three-quarters of the minors referred to probation for criminal activity did not have a new probation referral.
Furthermore, the report indicated that 21 percent of youth offenders committed one or two more offenses, while 8 percent committed three or more additional offenses.
“This small group of 8 percent went on to commit more than half of the offenses and was likely to become career criminals,” noted Assistant Chief Probation Office Christine Armer.
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