Youth Intervention Programs

Legislation was heard in the Judiciary Committee this week to support youth intervention programs. Studies show that by intervening early, youth are more likely to avoid legal trouble later in life. This appropriation would allow kids to be referred to these programs, which would work with both children and their families to get the support they need. This would help keep more kids out of the criminal justice system, could lead to better outcomes in school, and create more productive adults. The appropriation would be for $5 million a year in both FY16 and 17. The bill was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. (S.F. 184)

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