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New Fifth Ward Juvenile Justice Program Aims To Keep Students Out Of Jail

Tuesday 30th of July 2019 | North America, United States
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The Center for Urban Transformation is launching the program to help students who commit crimes on their school’s campus.

A new program in the Fifth Ward is trying to cut down on the number of students from the area who are incarcerated.

The Center for Urban Transformation is accepting students between the ages of 12 to 16 who commit crimes on their school’s campus to participate in their juvenile justice diversion program, which focuses on mentorship and community service, rather than having the children enter the court system.

The program was launched Monday in partnership with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. Harris County District Attorney, Kim Ogg, says that currently about 100 students from the Fifth Ward have cases brought to the DA’s office through their schools every year.

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