Previously I responded in this column to a letter inquiring where a
parent could turn for help with a child who was a chronic truant and
was becoming involved with people that this parent believed to be
engaged in criminal activity.
I would like to take this opportunity to announce my new
initiative known as “Back on
Last week I began a new juvenile justice initiative known
as Back on Track
aimed at steering at-risk young people away from criminal
activity. The new
headquarters for this program is in
The best way to prevent crime is to get young people Back on Track before they slide completely off the rails. This new program will provide the help these wayward teens need to stay off the streets, stay out of jail, and get Back on Track. The program is a collaboration among various partners including my office, CPCA, Inc., the Department of Probation, Center for Court Innovation, Department of Education and Police Athletic League. My office will serve as the lead agency in the coordination of services for program participants.
The initiative will serve as a one-stop shop for
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